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2016 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier | "Freakish Value" Turkey Flat Red | Holyman Chardonnay

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2016

Always one of the most anticipated red wine releases of the year, the rarefied company that Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier keeps was recently underlined by Nick Stock who described it as, "every bit as important to the story of great Australian wine as Henschke Hill of Grace and Penfolds Grange". 

The just arrived 2016 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier has already received some glowing reviews (99 Points - Nick Stock, 98 Points - James Halliday), and we expect our very limited stocks to sell out quickly. 

Also featured in this edition of Corker are very limited stocks of the newly released 2016 Holyman Chardonnay (96 Points - Gary Walsh), along with a couple of ripping value sub $20 wines from Turkey Flat and Yering Station. 

As always, purchase any 12 bottles and receive free delivery to most metro areas of Australia. 

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The team at AusCellardoor

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2016 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier - $99.90

96 Points - James Halliday

Located approximately 30 minutes north of Canberra in the small rural town of Murrumbateman, Clonakilla has established a status that belies its relatively small style. Inspired by the great wines of Cote Rotie in France’s Rhone Valley, Clonakilla’s Shiraz Viognier has firmly entrenched itself as one of Australia’s truly great red wines.

The highly anticipated 2016 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier is already received gushing reviews from some of Australia's most respected wine figures and our very limited stocks will sell out very quickly. 

"98 Points. The perfumed, spicy bouquet of red flowers and fruits doesn’t prepare you for the intensity and piercing length of its beautifully balanced medium-bodied palate. This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours and the majesty of its textures and flavours. Tasted over two days, revealing ever more beauty. 14% alc, Screwcap, Drink to 2041" - James Halliday, The Australian, July 29, 2017. 

“99 Points. 2015 is without a doubt the best to date in a long line of excellent vintages. And whilst the name and the vines may be comparatively newer, Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier is now every bit as important to the story of great Australian wine as Henschke Hill of Grace and Penfolds Grange. This is a rare beauty, to see a syrah-based wine that delivers power in such an elegant way. 2015 is a really impressive vintage for Clonakilla across the board and this, the flagship wine, is every bit as great as it should be.″- Nick Stock.

"97 Points. This is a shiraz viognier of the highest order, with desperate purity of white pepper, whole bunch mixed spice and plum skin, and a super fine, gravelly tannin structure of breathtaking presence yet unerring finesse. In enduring line, undeviating persistence and sheer, glorious beauty, this vintage sits confidently among the greatest syrahs on earth." - Tyson Stelzer, WBM Magazine.

2015 Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red - $18.90

"Freakish Value" - Halliday | "Delicious Wine" - Huon Hooke

Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. This 2015 Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red is another classic Barossa blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre that offers the great drinkability and value for money it's become synonymous for.

"94 Points. 51% shiraz, 38% grenache, 11% mataro from 15-17yo vines. Given the provenance, is freakish value, its quality simply underlying the that fact. It has purple and black fruits sewn together by firm tannins that add to the length of the wine (and its structure). I wouldn't hesitate to cellar the wine for 15+ years). Screwcap. 14.8% alc. To 2030. Special Value" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018. 

"Deep red/purple, bright colour, with a walnut, dry spice, dusty aroma. It's medium to full-bodied and softly textured, with good fleshiness and abundant supple tannins. There is density and richness here, with some licorice notes and abundant alcohol without hotness. A generously proportioned shiraz-based red. Delicious wine, and quite decadent. Outstanding value for money."- Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com.

Yering Station Village Pinot Noir

2015 Yering Station Village Pinot Noir - $18.90

"Add this one to the no-brainer list" - Campbell Mattinson

As Victoria's first vineyard, Yering Station has long been recognised for it's high quality cool-climate wines. This 2015 Yering Station Village Pinot Noir is another beautifully aromatic, classic Yarra Valley Pinot Noir showing plenty red and black cherry notes complimented by appealing earthy undertones and subtle savoury spice. At this limited time discounted price it offers exceptional value Pinot drinking. 

"Add this one to the no-brainer list. It’s pretty smart drinking. You’d be happy with this for just about any occasion. It’s all sweet-sour cherry and cranberry with enough spice and undergrowth-like flavour to make it feel like the real McCoy. It’s generally satiny - helped along by smoky oak - but there’s a shoot of dry tannin reaching back through the wine. There’s no need to decant or anything like that; it’s ready-to-rip immediately on opening. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: Dec.16 Alcohol: 13% Price: $24 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2021"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

2016 Hahndorf Hill Adelaide Hills Rosé - $22.90

96 Points - James Halliday | Gold - 2016 Melbourne Wine Awards

Hahndorf Hill Adelaide Hills Rosé has firmly established itself as one of Australia's finest, with an impressive recent track record. This winery was awarded the trophy for the best Rosé at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show in both 2014 and 2015, along with the Trophy for Best Rosé at the 2016 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show.

The 2016 vintage is another cracking example that has already received some high acclaim; claiming a gold medal at the 2016 Melbourne Wine Awards. Crafted from the Germanic Trollinger grape variety, along with some other selected Adelaide Hills red varieties, this is fresh, vibrant and dry with with plenty of strawberry, cherry and quince flavours. Beautiful balanced and refreshing, this is an ideal drink for the warmer months. 

"96 Points. 39% trollinger, 36% pinot noir, 25% merlot picked and crushed together. The perfumed rose petal, spicy bouquet has the keys to open the door of a palate with exceptional drive to its mouthwatering array of all things red. It is dry and delicate yet totally intriguing, and perfectly balanced. Gold medal and trophy Winewise '16, gold medal Melbourne Wine Awards '16. Screwcap. 13% alc. To 2020" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Awards 2018.

2010 Granite Hills The Gordon Cabernet - $26.90

RRP $35 | 95 Points - James Halliday

Perched atop the spectacular boulder strewn slopes of the Great Dividing Range, midway between Mt Macedon and Heathcote, the Granite Hills vineyard lies at the interface of climates. Essentially cool due to an altitude of 550 metres, the warm and dry influence from Central Victoria, means the region is ideal for producing some outstanding quality wines. 

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the 2010 Granite Hills The Gordon is another flavoursome red wine brimming with ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate and subtle spice. The impeccable structure and length of flavour make it another standout cool-climate Cabernet from Granite Hills. 

"95 Points. 45% cabernet sauvignon, 30%, cabernet franc and 25% merlot (25%) sourced from a 39yo vineyard, this lovely and fragrant medium-bodied wine is soft and gentle on the palate, and while it's not going anywhere it will stay like this for some time yet. Drink By: 2022 Price: $35.00 Date Tasted: 03 Feb 2017 Alcohol: 14.5%" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

2016 Holyman Chardonnay - $49.90

96 Points | "It’s a great wine - Gary Walsh

Stoney Rise is owned and operated by Joe and Lou Holyman who have established a reputation for making some of Tasmania's finest wines. This newly released 2016 Holyman Chardonnay is a wine of elegance and structure; stone fruit and citrus notes dominate the nose, while the palate is mouth filling and textured, finishing with customary tight acidity that lingers. 

Another beautifully complex Tasmanian Chardonnay that is already attracting plenty of attention - our limited remaining stocks will not last long. 

"96 Points. Almond and ginger biscuits, discreet and citrus laden, and I’m thinking grapefruit-y goodness, mainly, with a touch of smoke and white flower perfume. It runs tight on rails of cool minerally acidity, yet has a milky softness, like the hands of a baby dipped in oatmeal, along with the zing of real lemonade, with fresh ginger adding that little bit extra. Length is assured, and reassuring, all that flint and chalkiness signing the deal. It’s a great wine. Crackling with energy, yet juicy and approachable. Tasted: Sep17 Alcohol: 12.5% Price: $55 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2028+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.