Tag Archives: Clonakilla

Returned and reloaded from Tokyo

It’s been 2 weeks since I got back into Melbourne from Tokyo. Work has kept me away from the bottle but we all know that injustice won’t last too long. Before I left I had received my order from Clonakilla … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Blanc 2011, Canberra District, NSW

$25 direct from winery. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon that was barrel fermented on lees. Very pale lemon colour. Clean youthful aromas of lime blossom, cut grass and passionfruit. Dry, full-bodied white wine with lots of vibrant acidity. … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Chardonnay 2011, Tumbarumba-Canberra District, NSW

$35 direct from winery. For those familiar with the wines of Clonakilla, this is certainly a different offering. Its existence is accredited to different vintage conditions with a cooler than usual ripening season. Fruit from a high altitude vineyard in … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Pinot Noir 2011, Murrumbateman, NSW

Purchased direct from winery $35, limited to 4 bottles per customer. The first release of Pinot Noir from Clonakilla. To be honest, I didn’t even realise there were Pinot Noir vines out in the Murrumbateman region. And I suppose if … Continue reading

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Clonakilla – Australia’s beacon for cool-climate shiraz

There is no need for a whole back story of Clonakilla, if needed it can be easily read up on Google. Tim Kirk is one of my favourite Australian wine makers, and in my books, he is one half of … Continue reading

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