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2010 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Clonakilla clonakilla.com.au
Appellation: New South Wales - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: n/a
Tasting Notes:
rated: November 11, 2011 , James Halliday winepros.com.au
95 points "Strong, bright red-purple; an altogether elegant wine, elegance due in part to the 5% co-fermented viognier, and partly to the balance between juicy fruit on the one hand, savoury tannins and oak on the other. The skilled hand of Tim Kirk at work." Best 2017-2025
rated: November 11, 2011 , Wine Front Monthly
93 points "It was a cooler, wetter year in Canberra – as it was in many areas. The start of the drought breaking. A dicey year, in many respects. And yet this O’Riada Shiraz has marched on regardless. A fantastic cool climate shiraz. I suspect that I like it more than the releases from the warmer/drier/easier years. It’s gorgeously perfumed, all sweet boysenberry and violet. Though of course spice abounds – peppery, clovey, an assortment of spice boxes delights. Dark, foresty cherries flesh it out. And twiggy, tannic notes provide the bones. Highly defined and detailed. Some meatiness too. Balanced and tight. Oh, I could go on. It’s a wine for cool climate enthusiasts – but if you’re one, you’ll love it. Rated : 93+ Points Alcohol : 14% Price : $45 Drink : 2015 - 2021" Best 2015-2021