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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2004
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2004
(search item no. 88284)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $47.99

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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 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 2004 Moritz Syrah highlights the quality of the fruit that is produced from thirty-one year old vines, planted on a soil of ironstone. Dense dark purple in color the wine exhibits aromas of blueberry, black currants, cassis and game. On the palate, the wine is a mouthful of plums, blueberries, cured meat; finishing rich, silky and round. It comes across as a blend of Cornas and Hermitage.

"...Gorgeous aromas of flowers, blueberries, cassis, and meat jump from the glass of this cuvee. With huge body and a rich, intense style, Bratasiuk claims it is his hypothetical blend of a Cornas and Hermitage, although it possesses more fruit than most of those wines. It should drink well for a minimum of 15 years."
-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.