Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz

Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2018

Canberra, New South Wales   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Made by one of Australia's truly great red wine producers, the 2018 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz is another stunning example of Canberra Shiraz from the team at Clonakilla. Offering elegant floral aromas, red berries and spice this is a red wine of depth, intense flavours and impeccable balance. A wine that has already gained an enormous following, this could well be the best O'Riada Shiraz release yet. 

Reviews of the 2017 vintage O'Riada Shiraz included below;

"97 Points. Spice, red flowers, pepper and wood smoke all appear and promptly disappear on the bouquet, reforming in a different order next time around, the ensuing palate a pond without a single ruffle. Red cherry infuses all one's senses with a constant framework of spice. The faultless balance will still be sustaining the wine 30 years hence. What value! Screwcap. 13.5% alc. To 2048. $45" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

"I hope and pray that Clonakilla O’Riada Shiraz remains at this price level. It’s not about me but: I love this wine. It’s built on acidity and spice as much as it is on fruit and tannin. It’s direct, it’s exotic, it’s meaty and floral, but it’s also laced with black cherry and fennel. It has velocity and tension. It is simply a beautiful, modern red wine in the best says of the word(s). Rated: 94 Points Tasted: Aug18 Alcohol: 13.5% Price: $40 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2026+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
There’s no doubt Clonakilla is one of the true success stories of Australian wine. Located approximately 30 minutes north of Canberra in the small rural town of Murrumbateman, Clonakilla has established a reputation as home to some of the most impressive red wines made anywhere in the country
New South Wales
Sean O’Riada is one of the heroes of modern Ireland. A talented musician and composer, he is credited with taking traditional Irish music out of the kitchens and pubs of Ireland and putting it on the concert stages of the world. He died, prematurely, in 1971, the year Clonakilla was established by John Kirk. He was John’s cousin.

A hail storm on January 9th gave us plenty to worry about, reducing what was already a small crop. Mercifully, the vines recovered well.

We had rain when we needed it then a brilliant ripening season marked by a run of gorgeous weather in the crucial late Summer and early Autumn.

The O’Riada is a quintessential Canberra Shiraz, fully charged with spice, floral notes and ripe red fruits.

14.5% Alc/Vol

pH 3.66

TA 6.1 g/L

Residual Sugar 0.7 g/L

Sulfur Dioxide (free) 33 mg/L

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