Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2016 WINE OF THE WEEK
Established in 1971, on farm 40 kilometres north of the nation’s capital, Clonakilla has established itself as one of the Australia’s premium producers of cool-climate Shiraz. One of the biggest bargains in Australia year in year out is the Hilltops Shiraz. In 2016 Tim Kirk has produced a fresh, dark berry driven wine, with all the complexity that we have come to expect in Tim’s more expensive flagship wine. The 2016 Hilltops is one of the safest buy you will have to do this year. In the words of James Halliday: The usual (if that be the right word) Clonakilla signature of perfectly balanced fruit, tannins and oak, always complex yet always with great mouthfeel, black fruits to the fore, with a gentle sprinkle of spice and pepper.