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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2004
Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2004
(search item no. 86202)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $189.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our flagship cuvee, the 2004 Astralis Syrah, highlights the quality of the fruit that is produced from eighty-six year old vines, planted on clay and ironstone. The wine is produced from a small parcel in our Blewitt Springs vineyard. Considered one of "Australia's greatest Syrah" by Robert Parker, this wine offers aromas of cassis and countless sweet red and black fruits. On the palate it is full of blueberries, plum, roasted meat, truffles, violet and vanilla flavors underscored by subtle tones of pepper and cedary oak finishing with plenty of flavor and rousing intensity.
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About Clarendon Hills:

Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.