Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2018

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. 

"97 Points. A wild ride in the vineyard with a hail storm reducing an already small drought-affected crop. From this point through to the harvest the weather was perfect. So is the colour, deep but crystal clear, blind tasting a tiara of spices and cracked pepper, the fruit supple and precisely balanced by oak and tannins. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2040. $40" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021.

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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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