2022 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz
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2022 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AUSTRALIA
$39. 99
$479.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin

Deep dark red black colour with a bright red hue. Rising from the glass are red plum and red liquorice aromas infused with blackpepper followed by hints of clove, smoky vanillin cedar and dried meats. Medium bodied, elegant and peppery the palate sports red plum and red liquorice fruits over vanillin cedar, smoked meats and peppered herb characters. Good tension with fine grained tannins and a savoury red fruited finish laced with pepper that shows good energy and finesse.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews…..
The 2022 O’Riada Shiraz is made from fruit picked from the Clonakilla estate and other vineyards in Murrumbateman and Hall. The 2022 season was cool and long, like its predecessor, 2021. On the nose, there are notes of pink musk sticks and rose petals, blood, black cherry, pastrami and iodine. In the mouth, the wine is everything that the nose has promised—vibrant, alive, delicious, exciting and shaped by very fine pumice stone tannins. Gentle dust and brush sway through the finish. What a lovely wine. 13% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.
Drink 2023-2032.
94 Points
Erin Larkin – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

A very delicate, diaphanous and dainty O'Riada in this cooler year. I thought it was a bit too light on my first tasting, but a revisit a day later saw it grow in stature. White peppercorn, musk, lilac, a hint of spiced salumi and redder fruits this vintage, over blue or black. Almost a wine for the Burgundy drinker, to be positive. The chiffon tannins, stretch nicely across the palate. Could use just a bit more mid-palate stuffing, to be critical. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
93 Points