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2005 Clarendon Hills Syrah Astralis Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Clarendon Hills clarendonhills.com.au
Appellation: McLaren Vale - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$150.00
Description: WS 99 and an epic wine by any standard! $150 JJ Buck
Related Ratings:
rated (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : May 20, 2014 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
97 points "Clarendon Hills’ flagship is the 2007 Syrah Astralis. It is an exemplar of what old vines and a great terroir can achieve in a less than great vintage. Aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, tar, underbrush, meat, licorice, and blackberry lead to a burly, masculine version of Astralis. It has tremendous grip, plenty of fine-grained tannin, layers of savory fruit, and 10-12 years of aging potential. Patience will be required. Jame Halliday -- 96pts Expected development of deep red-purple colour; the bouquet and palate are so complex and powerful, it is difficult to tease out any single components, but black fruits, licorice, tar, savoury spices, cedary oak are all in play. While full-bodied, the wine has good balance and length. The long cork is of high quality and perfectly inserted. James Halliday - Published on 11 Aug 2011" Best 2014-2020
tasted (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : January 5, 2010 , Shawn Wallace
95 points
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : May 31, 2004 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
95 points "Polished, round and beautifully balanced to bring the blueberry, plum and blackberry character into relief, the lingering flavors riding effortlessly on superfine tannins. More refined, not as big or chunky as previous vintages. Drink now through 2015. 100 cases imported. (HS)" Best 2004-2015