Clonakilla

Clonakilla

Canberra District Riesling 2011

Aromas of Lime and Talcum powder - no kerosene even at 10 years of age. Canberra district Rieslings like this and Helm are often like that in my experience. A soapy lanolin texture on the palate Finishes dry with low acid. Good but not great. — 12 days ago

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Clonakilla

Hilltops Shiraz 2003

Bought from Langton’s 2003 vintage. Both Oliver and Halliday say past it’s best. However a really lovely wine. Rich and luscious with bright fruit and chocolate at the back. — 3 months ago

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'Upton Downs' Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

One of best wines this year - noir with complexity -
love the fruity jam like textures that remind me of a clonakilla Shiraz lovely wine .
— 5 months ago

Clonakilla

Shiraz Viognier 2010

Mid Ruby in colour. An enticing perfume - very spicy, red florals with a little white pepper. That small percentage of Viognier contributing to the wonderful aromas. The spice/white pepper notes with diminished savoury plum mingle on the medium weight palate. From a wet year in the ACT apparently but this is still brilliant and very different to a Barossa or McLaren Vale blockbuster. This is the best Shiraz Viognier in Australia most local critics would agree. — 18 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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G’day Travis. Plenty of future here. A leading Oz critic has a window of 2012 to 2030. An excellent wine.
Travis W

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Fantastic. Thanks Bob. It's my local winery along with Collector Wines. Have you tried any wines from Collector Wines?
Bob McDonald

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I’ve had the odd wine from Collector but don’t know much about them.

Clonakilla

Canberra District Shiraz Viognier

30+min decanting. Excellent Clonkilla example. Complex, well balanced, great nose. Highly recommended! — 4 months ago

Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Riesling 2011

From the difficult wet 2011 vintage in South Australia - at least the whites fared better than the reds. Pale gold in colour, light in body but persistent in flavour with good length despite the vintage. The palate has put on weight over the years. A delicious and technically correct Clare Valley Riesling - no Kerosene. Interesting to compare with the Crawford River (2013) and the Clonakilla (2010). — 9 months ago

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Clonakilla

Canberra District Viognier 2014

First of 2 Viogniers served blind. Classic with more acid than the 2nd. Apricot descriptors. Refreshing and excellent. Clonakilla better known for its excellent Shiraz Viognier. — 2 months ago

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Ron R

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I was about to remark on their Shiraz before I read your last sentence. I agree!

Clonakilla

O'Riada Shiraz 2017

Jaz
9.0

Earthy spicy, white pepper — 3 months ago

Clonakilla

Shiraz Blend 2018

Wowzers! Elegant cherries and extrwmely well-balanced! — 5 months ago

Helm

Premium Riesling 2010

Musky and mineral notes. Lime rather than lemon on nose and palate with grapefruit. The shrill acidity of 8 years ago now diminished but still high at 10 years of age. Quite tangy and refreshing. The Canberra District has proven to be very suitable for Riesling with producers like Helm and Clonakilla. — a year ago

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Travis W

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Hi Bob. Is it still good to hold? I've got a few 09s in the cellar. Had a stunning 05 Clonakilla the other week. Loads of time left in it.
Bob McDonald

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@Travis W I would say so Travis. Certainly plenty of acid left. Just tasted a 2002 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling which blew us away. Notes to follow.