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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2002
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2002
(search item no. 87038)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The meaty, earthy-styled 2002 Syrah Moritz Vineyard boasts fabulous concentration, wonderful density, a saturated purple color, and notes of creosote, acacia flowers, blackberries, and cassis. It comes across as an Australian version of a hypothetical blend of 50% Cornas and 50% Hermitage. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and enjoy it over the following 15+ years.

Roman Bratasiuk is one of Planet Earth's greatest winemakers, and obviously a top-notch viticulturist given his obsession with sourcing extraordinary fruit from ancient McLaren Vale vineyards."
-Wine Advocate

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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.