Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2022
This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from vineyards in the Hilltops district around Young on the South-Western Slopes of New South Wales.
2022 was a long, cool vintage. The lower-than-average temperatures slowed the ripening and worked to build detail and complexity into the aroma and the palate of this wine. This wine has dark red hues with blackcurrant and cherry aromas woven through the region’s trademark dark berry fruit.
I’ve always been partial and I’d say that this is a very good release. Mint, peppercorn, sweet spice, salted nuts and floral notes run into fresh red cherry and plum flavours. There’s a smoky meatiness at play here too and while it’s not overt I’d also say that it’s a key part of this wine’s shtick. Tannin is fine, length is sound, oak is integrated and all the components feel as though they’re pulling in the one direction. This is a good wine and (very) good value. - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz
Country - Australia
Region - Hilltops, NSW
Vintage - 2022
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%