Clyde park Vineyard Bannockburn Shiraz, Geelong
...the colour is very good, the bouquet and palate speaking volumes for the cool vintage with the length, complexity and intensity of the spicy red and black fruits. Spice, pepper and licorice are the usual flavours in cool-grown Shiraz, and they're here. Drink to 2037.
95 points, Wine Companion, March 2018.
Estate-grown Shiraz from Clyde Park at Bannockburn in the Geelong region. This is a beauty. A cool climate beauty. It’s all spice and nuts, black/red cherries and smoky oak, everything pulling as a team, everything drawing you in. Both black and white pepper notes get an airing, as does a run of ultra-fine tannin. Is there a touch of spritz here? It almost feels as though there is, though it in no way detracts. It’s a gorgeous wine. Drink to 2032+
94+ points, Wine Front, September 2018
Deep, bright purple/red colour. The aromas are fresh and floral, fruit-driven and bright, a theme which continues on the palate. Subtle spice. It's medium to full-bodied and tightly-structured, with a little firmness, excellent richness and considerable overall elegance. The fruit is stylish and does most of the talking. A top Shiraz from this vineyard. Drink to 2032
93 points, Real Review, July 2018
There’s some nice freshness from the outset here on the nose, which is defined by aromas of blueberry essence, blackberry compote and citrus. Medium to full body, some nice grippy tannins, good acid drive and a medium-chewy finish. Drink in 2020.
92 points, jamessuckling.com, August 2018
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.