It’s not Clonakilla’s top-of-the-line Shiraz-Viognier, but it’s still darn good, and in its savory notes of tapenade, leather and peppery spice, it provides a nice alternative to common fruit-driven Shiraz. On the palate, this is beefy and potent, with some supporting blueberry fruit, a creamy texture and a long, spicy finish. Drink now-2020.
Though the aromas and flavors are really nice, this wine’s flat, woody feel keeps it from being as excellent as it could be. It starts off with black olive and eucalyptus on the nose, and brings black cherry, plum, herb and eucalyptus on the palate. Good acids; an even, balanced wine. Imported by USA Wine West.
A very odd bouquet, yet we could not turn our noses away from Clonakilla’s strong eucalyptus, yard mulch and tobacco aromas. Dark coffee, earth, ash and sour blackberry flavors comprise a “complex, but funky” palate, which, by the way, has just about the smoothest mouthfeel of any wine we’ve had in the past month. Bottom line? So strange that you’re best off…