(11/7/2022) "Very classic shiraz character with green tobacco, clove, smoked meat, and blackberry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Chewy tannins that are polished and poised. Flavorful finish. Subtle and flavor. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
(12/30/2022) "The 2021 O'Riada Shiraz is littered with peppercorns (green and pink), bramble, star anise, garden mint/nettles, strawberries and mandarin oil. There's a lot going on here. It is very elegantly structured, and lingering fruit through the finish makes for exciting, lovely drinking. It's pure, and clarity abounds. And there are strange inflections that bring pleasure. We know these Clonakilla wines age gracefully. I've given it 16 years. No doubt I'll laugh at my own prediction in 2037, as I drink a bottle, and smirk."