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Clonakilla Murrumbateman Syrah

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Clonakilla Murrumbateman Syrah

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
This single fermenter and 150 dozen bottles is a tiny yet loud proclamation that there’s more to Clonakilla than shiraz viognier. Intense white pepper is a character that earmarks some of the finest cool climate shiraz regions on earth, and it leaps in ethereal, exotic proportions from this Clonakilla. A glorious nose of pepper, fennel, greengage plum and blackberries throws to an impeccably structured palate of fine-grained, mineral tannins that somehow draw their structure from the granitic soils of this cool site. Impeccable persistence of understated black plum and dark cherry fruit lingers amidst lively acid structure and layers of ethereal, exotic spice. A cool, edgy, almost stalky demeanour opens into an impeccably ripe finish of graceful harmony. Don’t miss an incredible Clonakilla Syrah with a long future before it
Wine Taste Weekly -28/01/14
96
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright, clear colour, fractionally more advanced (less purple) than the O'Riada; the bouquet is so perfectly balanced one is tempted to describe it as silky, which is a nonsense; whether or not that be the case, the palate certainly takes off in dramatic fashion, with exceptionally intense and energetic flavours of spice, red berries, blackberry and black pepper; if all this were not enough, the texture is outstanding, fruit, oak and tannins all harmoniously contributing.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
97
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Previously blended into Shiraz Viognier, now for the first time, pure, unadulterated Clonakilla shiraz! It sings with the vineyard, determined, directioned, flawlessly linear, hugging rails of fine, taut tannins that carry its opulent black fruits, anise and violets into an unrelenting finish.
Wine Taste - Edition 28 2011
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright crimson; wild yeast fermentation of whole berries, 1 month maturation on skins and 15 months maturation in French oak, one-third new; a gloriously fragrant and pure bouquet, then a silky smooth palate with spiced blackberry and black cherry fruit supported by fine, persistent tannins. A very great wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
97
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Black and red fruits combine seamlessly with a strong tar-like quality running through the core; medium-bodied, dark and savoury, with firm tannins taking over the palate and wrestling the dark fruit to the mineral floor; long, chewy, intense and needing time to reveal the inner beauty.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95

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