Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2002

89 points

Canberra, Australia. 14%

One of Australia’s now most famous wines, certainly the benchmark fir shiraz viognier. I was underwhelmed. I paid a high price to at last taste a bottle, from a good vintage, and with some age.

Fresh, nicely balanced fruit acid, alcohol and oak. But too much obvious Viognier for me. Trying too hard to be Northern Rhone, or at least an Australian take on it ?

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