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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2001
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2001
(search item no. 55650)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The opaque purple-colored Shiraz Moritz Vineyard reveals plenty of earth, smoke, and spice in addition to both red and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, deep, fruit-driven, and sweeter, with elevated glycerin. The sweetness (from extract and ripeness, not sugar) is impressive and the wine difficult to resist, even at such a youthful age. Drink it over the next decade.
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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.