2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz)

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95
  • WE 95

Reviews for 2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz)

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
At the top of the pyramid is the 2005 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. It is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1920 and is one of the Syrah cuvees in which 100% new oak is utilized (along with Brookman Hickinbotham and Piggott... At the top of the pyramid is the 2005 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. It is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1920 and is one of the Syrah cuvees in which 100% new oak is utilized (along with Brookman Hickinbotham and Piggott Range). It delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoky oak violets espresso black pepper blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Densely packed and tightly wound all it needs is time. The wine is totally harmonious impeccably balanced and exceptionally long. When it fully unwinds even my high rating will appear conservative. Its only competition comes from the likes of Guigal Chapoutier Chave Krankl and Ringland. -Jay Miller
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2007
Supple graceful and pointedly focused offering a whoosh of blackberry cherry dusky spice and clotted cream character that zings across the palate picking up hints of espresso and mineral as the finish rockets on and on... Supple graceful and pointedly focused offering a whoosh of blackberry cherry dusky spice and clotted cream character that zings across the palate picking up hints of espresso and mineral as the finish rockets on and on. Impressive for its deceptive power and harmony. Syrah. Best from 2010 through 2020. 500 cases imported. -HS
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2007
Glass-staining purple. A room-filling bouquet displays the full range of dark fruits with exotic Asian spices graphite cured tobacco lavender perfume and rose pastille adding complexity. Mouthcoating boysenberry and... Glass-staining purple. A room-filling bouquet displays the full range of dark fruits with exotic Asian spices graphite cured tobacco lavender perfume and rose pastille adding complexity. Mouthcoating boysenberry and kirsch flavors are complicated by high-octane chocolate candied licorice vanilla bean and floral pastilles with a bright cracked pepper quality adding lift. Supple tannins mount on the finish adding structure but allowing the jaw-dropping fruit to shine through. If you have the means and the access this is one to buy.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2008
Astralis has become one of Australia's top collectibles and Roman Bratasiuk's 2005 version is once again top-shelf stuff. It's full-bodied and rich without being over the top balancing dark-chocolate-covered blackberries... Astralis has become one of Australia's top collectibles and Roman Bratasiuk's 2005 version is once again top-shelf stuff. It's full-bodied and rich without being over the top balancing dark-chocolate-covered blackberries and blueberries with more complex savory notes (spice grilled meat). While it's a big hulking wine at first the finish shows great elegance and finesse ending with silky tannins. Best from 2014.--Joe Czerwinski