Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

$49.99
Item No. 74491
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 2002 Shiraz Viognier is the eleventh edition of our flagship Shiraz blend. A great follow up to the all-conquering 2001. It shows striking purity of fruit with ripe dark cherry, raspberry, pepper and game characters interwoven with a complex layering of spices. 6% Viognier was added to the crush bringing a floral dimension to the bouquet and softening the abundant tannins of the Shiraz.

Learn About Clonakilla

Clonakilla was established in 1971 by John Kirk, a Canberra based research scientist. Of Irish descent, John came to Australia with his young family in 1968 to work with the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry. To his surprise despite the suitability of the environment their was no wine industry in there cool southern table lands of NSW around Canberra. To remedy this situation, in...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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