98pointsClarendon Hills 2004 Astralis Syrah (Clarendon)

Cellar Selection

The flagship of the Clarendon Hills line, this comes from a patch of 80-year-old vines that winemaker Bratasiuk claims routinely provides his best fruit. The 2004 is a stunner, yielding up scents of flowers and spice, framed by hints of vanillin oak. It's dense and amply textured in the mouth, packed with wonderfully expressive blackberry and blueberry fruit, then shows layers of rich tannins on the finish that leave no doubt this needs time in the cellar to show its best. This is a tour de force of Australian winemaking that should be consumed 2010–2025. Joe Czerwinski

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  • Alcohol
    N/A
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    E & J Gallo
  • Date Published
    12/31/2006
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2007
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