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2007 Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Clonakilla clonakilla.com.au
Appellation: New South Wales - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: n/a
Alcohol %: 14.5
Tasting Notes:
rated: April 15, 2009 , Roy Nixon
93 points "Up until this review I had not tried any Clonakilla wines, however now I think it is fair to say that if you live in NSW and are feeling a bit parochial, but not in the mood for something from the Hunter, then the Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2007 will be a safe bet. Perfumed aromas of blackberry, plum, cherry and some floral notes. On the palate it’s lush and full flavoured with grippy, yet fine tannins and a long lingering finish. Although very approachable now, a few years in the cellar should do wonders. I tip my hat to the winemaker Tim Kirk, this is a fine effort. I cannot wait to crack open a bottle of the super-premium Shiraz Viognier - an occasion that will need to wait a few years. Score: 93/100 "