Been looking forward to the 2016 release of O’Riada Shiraz? It's here now in small quantities so be quick and get some while it lasts.
Heady aromas of red fruit and smoke lead into a palate jam-packed with red berry, black pepper, and herbal notes. With cellaring potential of 20 years plus, this would be a welcome addition to any collection!
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 97 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "A strikingly fragrant and perfumed effort from Clonakilla, this wine captures you instantaneously. It is superbly constructed, aromatically fragrant, perfumed and darkly fruited; on the palate spice, superfine tannins and then the finish that just lingers and expands."
2015 Vintage: 95 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front "It takes time to open up but once it has it’s a pearl. It’s full of black pepper and five spice character and, indeed, it’s smoky and reductive and a touch stinky. Be warned. It’s that style of wine. But it combines elegance and power, juicy fruit and a taut run of tannin, and in the end it sings long and harmonious. Did I mention nuts? And peppers? And herbs? It’s beautiful now, and it’s going to mature deliciously."
From the Winery
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
Made by Tim Kirk, the undisputed master of Shiraz Viognier blends in Australia. Cool-climate elegance with spicy, plum fruit, cleansing acidity and powdery tannins.
The O’Riada is made from fruit picked from our estate vineyard and other carefully selected sites in Murrumbateman and Hall. It’s a quintessential Canberra Shiraz. Look for elegant floral aromas, red berries and plenty of spice. A strikingly fragrant and perfumed effort from Clonakilla, this wine captures you instantaneously. It is superbly constructed, aromatically fragrant, perfumed and darkly fruited; on the palate spice, superfine tannins and then the finish that just lingers and expands.
Don't Pay: $44.99
WBW Rating: 97/100
Region: Canberra District
Winemaker: Tim Kirk
Drink now until: 2040+
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
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