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$265.22 Details
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2004 Clarendon Hills - Shiraz Astralis Syrah - Australia - South Australia - McLaren Vale - Red

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Australia - South Australia - McLaren Vale

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

Owner Roman Bratasiuk shows a devotion to the simple tenets that yield some of the best Shiraz fruit grown in Australia. From the flagship Astralis vineyard, he hand-harvests fruit from over 75-year-old dry-farmed vines and allows the indigenous yeasts to work their magic. The resultant wine is unctuous and viscous, yet harmonized, and expresses those elements which define the essence of great... More »

Score
96
WS 97
WA 98
IWC 96
Drink Dates
WA: 2010-2040 WS: 2010-2020
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IWC 96
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 127

($325) 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. (Wine Brokers Unlimited, Modesto, CA)

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 167
Drink Dates 2010-2040

One of Australia's most prodigious Syrahs, Clarendon Hills' 2004 Syrah Astralis is fashioned from vines planted in 1920, and spends time in 100% new French oak from the cooper, Cadus. It boasts off the charts intensity as well as an opaque purple color, and notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, roasted coffee beans, pepper, smoke, and a hint of sweet toasty oak. This full-bodied, rich, intense, backward Syrah needs 2-3+ hours in the decanter if one is going to approach it at this point in its life.

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WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2020

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. 500 cases imported.

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Author wineangelo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.989%
Tasted On 02/06/2016
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Author Tj R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.611%
Tasted On 12/02/2012
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Author Lellman2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.476%
Tasted On 03/16/2012

Interesting wine. First glass after open for 2 hours very peppery, spicy, smoky. Second glass 4 hours later fruit came out and the wine totally changed. Overall very nice but very young. Won't open again for 5 years at least.

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