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Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2021

Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2021

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Sean O’Riada is one of the heroes of modern Ireland. A talented musician and composer, he is credited with taking traditional Irish music out of the kitchens and pubs of Ireland and putting it on the concert stages of the world. He died, prematurely, in 1971, the year Clonakilla was established by John Kirk. He was John’s cousin.

2021 in the Canberra District was marked by a cooler than average Summer and regular falls of rain. A more European vintage perhaps. The cool season and longer ripening period have given us lovely, detailed aromas and fine, supple tannins. 

...Savoury, firm tannin, charming rusticity, a distinct style. This one hits the mark too. So savoury, but fresh too, and all that hazelnut and clove seems very fruit derived, with layers of spice, game meat and faint herbal inflection. Texture is bright, crisp almost but for the slinky, roughed up but silky tannins. Succulence to finish, a kiss of ripe fruit and the spice trails long away. Such a beautiful wine. Wow stuff. - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 95 Points

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal -  Shiraz
Country - Australia
Region - Canberra, ACT
Vintage - 2021
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%

 

 

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