Henschke's Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Clonakilla, Hilltops Shiraz (2006)

Hilltops, NSW
14.5%, screwcap, non organic, around $25

Deep red. A meaty nose with red berry scents and a little aniseed. The palate showed elevated boysenberry fruit. Oak in the background. Not overly complex. Some grainy tannins. A fraction short - 92.5. 

The back label states that this wine would benefit from four to eight years in a cool cellar. This bottle had been cellared in optimal conditions, but I formed the impression that it would have been better a year or two ago.   

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