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Date Printed: 12/24/2014
Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard Syrah 2002
Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard Syrah 2002
(search item no. 74721)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 12/24/2014: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Syrah Brookmans Vineyard represents the essence of Syrah presented in an inky/black color. Full-bodied and incredibly pure with fabulous intensity, it's the distilled essence of licorice, camphor, blackberry and cassis liqueur presented as wine. Most of these Syrah cuvees tip the scales between 13.5% and 14.5% alcohol, so they are not over the top by any means. Low yields, impeccable winemaking, and natural bottling have extracted the full essence of each vineyard. This blockbuster, compelling example of Syrah should last for two decades.
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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.