2021 Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz
Been a while since I tasted a Clonakilla Hilltops, though luckily I’m tasting alongside Mike today, so I feel at ease.
Medium-bodied, spice and hazelnuts, mint, blueberry and fresh blackberry, a juicy sort of acidity and a firm crunch to tannin, kind of a wheatgerm flavour and texture too, and a bright and meaty peppery finish of good length. Not the most concentrated, but freshness is appealing. Drink 2022 - 2027+
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (March 2022)
Mid crimson. High toned. Transparent. Lightweight. The sort of wine you thought Australia would never produce! Positively racy… Drink 2022 – 2027.
16.5 / 20 Points
JancisRobinson.com (February 2022)
Notes from the winery....
This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops district around Young on the South Western Slopes of New South Wales. Vintage 2021 was marked by a cooler than average summer punctuated by regular rainfall which slowed the ripening and gave expression to a delicious cool-climate elegance in the wine. Mid-dark red hues with warm plum and cherry aromas woven through the region’s trademark dark berry fruit.