Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2018

Canberra District

  • Product details
    James Halliday describes Clonakilla’s Shiraz Viognier as “an icon wine, one of the best in Australia”, Jeremy Oliver lists it among his “Perfect 1s” and Langton’s Andrew Caillard describes it as “one of the most important advances… since the release of 1952 Penfolds Grange Hermitage”. We think it’s safe to say Clonakilla winemaker and owner Tim Kirk has established the Canberra district as a fine wine region. The small amount of co-fermented Viognier lifts the aromatics of Clonakilla’s Shiraz Viognier resulting in a spicy yet feminine and elegant wine that you could cellar for while but if you get impatient it’s phenomenal now.
  • Tasting notes
    As he scored Clonakilla’s Shiraz Voignier 2017 vintage 98/100, here’s Nick Stock at “It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, hard brown spices, leaves, flowers and fresh wet earth, as well as graphite-like dark stony notes. The palate is immaculately detailed, long and silky with flavours of blackberries, red cherries, red plums, dark cherries and dark chocolate… a seemingly never-ending trail of fresh and spicy fruit flavours.”
  • How to enjoy
    More Information
    Food Pairing Steak Diane with pepper sauce
    Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees
    Standard Drinks 8
    Alcohol Volume % 13.5
    Variety Shiraz Viognier
    Region Canberra District
    Vintage 2017
    Country Australia
    Closure Screw Cap
    Size 750ml
    Brand Clonakillla
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  • Clonakilla Shiraz Voignier 2017 is nearly up there with Grange
  • Clonakilla is an exceptional, spicy and elegant Shiraz Voignier
  • Loved by wine writer and wine lovers alike, the 2017 vintage is a gem
Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer,

Vintage 2017 - An elegant, cool, spice-laden Clonakilla that I adore! Beautifully floral, swimming in violets, exotic spice sarsaparilla, tiny dark berries and white and green pepper. Taut and edgy with beautifully honed, fine-ground, granitic tannins. Sensational reflection of a cooler season.


Nick Stock,

Vintage 2017 - A return to a more elegant cool-climate style after the monolithic 2009 vintage, this is a complex wine already. There's fragrant viognier (5%) perfume and spice lift, dark chocolate, fine white pepper, blackberry and blood plum. The palate is stretched out on fine, lithe tannins and has attractive ripe summer berry and plum flavours cloaked in pepper and spice complexity. You get both flesh and bones here.

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