1998 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz)

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • IWC 95
  • WS 93

Reviews for 1998 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz)

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2002
...The saturated blue/purple color offers up notes of ripe black fruits intermixed with graphite vanilla mineral and spice. Extremely thick with a viscous texture good underlying tannin and acidity and fabulous length... ...The saturated blue/purple color offers up notes of ripe black fruits intermixed with graphite vanilla mineral and spice. Extremely thick with a viscous texture good underlying tannin and acidity and fabulous length (nearly 50 seconds) this is certainly a prodigious effort that is now living up to the fame and extraordinary quality of this vintage. Nevertheless I thought the wine needed about five years of cellaring two years ago but now I tend to think it needs at least another 5-7 years of cellaring before it will begin to become an adolescent. It is a majestic multi-dimensional individualistic wine that certainly is world-class and undoubtedly profound...
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2000
Bright dark ruby. Very fresh but brooding aromas of crystallized black raspberry violet dark chocolate mocha and game. Rather closed and unforthcoming on the palate but the wine's great depth of flavor and precision are... Bright dark ruby. Very fresh but brooding aromas of crystallized black raspberry violet dark chocolate mocha and game. Rather closed and unforthcoming on the palate but the wine's great depth of flavor and precision are already apparent. A step up from the last two wines in sheer intensity. Finishes with great sweetness of fruit superb grip and noble tannins that coat the teeth. This will be lush with five or six years of bottle age. Also tasted: 1998 Shiraz Brookman Vineyard Clarendon.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2000
Deep dark and dense a powerfully concentrated mouthful of cherry blackberry plum and exotic spice flavors that linger on the beautifully crafted finish. Stylish and graceful it also has power...