“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.” (Best of Shiraz, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards)
“Hand-picked and sorted, fermented with 28% whole bunches and 6% viognier. Apart from a hail storm in Jan, a perfect growing season. Fragrant to the point of perfumed aromas of spices, rose petals and red fruit blossom. The palate is, as ever, very complex, with spice berries sewn together in a necklace of tannins. The length is all one could wish for.” (Best of Shiraz Viognier, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards)
"Incredibly complex aromas of baking spices, fresh red fruit and a fine and elegant, floral edge, as well as red cherries, raspberries and red plums. This is phenomenal, so precise and concentrated with such detail and power, delivered with elegance and precision. The palate is super long. The best vintage made at Clonakilla to date! Perfection!"