2004 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz)
Syrah - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 97
  • VN 96

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2005
Clarendon Hills' flagship Syrah is the 800-case cuvee of 2004 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. One of Australia's most prodigious offerings Astralis is a 20-30-year wine (some of the early vintages such as 1996 are still babies... Clarendon Hills' flagship Syrah is the 800-case cuvee of 2004 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. One of Australia's most prodigious offerings Astralis is a 20-30-year wine (some of the early vintages such as 1996 are still babies in their evolutionary progression). Produced from 75-year-old Syrah vines it coats the mouth with a viscous texture but never comes across as heavy or over the top. An opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary nose of graphite roasted meat new saddle leather truffles violets and blackberries. Full-bodied with superb purity great definition and a refreshing zesty acidity that buttresses its enormous weight and richness it is a tour de force in winemaking from Roman Bratasiuk. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2030+ Importer: Commonwealth Wine & Spirits Inc. Mansfield MA; tel. (508) 328-6764
WS 97
Wine Spectator, October 2006
Deep dense and brooding. A smoky thick Shiraz that feels open and welcoming as the finish expands and persists. Cherry chocolate and espresso notes mingle harmoniously and hint at loamy earth as the finish sails on and... Deep dense and brooding. A smoky thick Shiraz that feels open and welcoming as the finish expands and persists. Cherry chocolate and espresso notes mingle harmoniously and hint at loamy earth as the finish sails on and on. Best from 2010 through 2020. 500 cases imported. -HS
VN 96
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2006
Inky, bright-rimmed purple. Explosive, captivating aromas of every imaginable red and dark berry, kirsch, spicecake, pipe tobacco and floral essences. Thick and velvety in texture, with a stunning vibrancy to the... Inky, bright-rimmed purple. Explosive, captivating aromas of every imaginable red and dark berry, kirsch, spicecake, pipe tobacco and floral essences. Thick and velvety in texture, with a stunning vibrancy to the boysenberry and blackberry liqueur flavors. Chewy and almost colloidal, but there's superb energy and vivacity here as well. A wild, almost overwhelming wine with great intensity and concentration, not to mention sweetness and purity. Does the finish here ever go away? I hope not. . -Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Clarendon
Vintage 2004
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork