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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2005
Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah 2005
(search item no. 103243)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $49.99

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
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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, spicy dark fruits line this earthy and liquorice basement. Upstairs, there is tobacco and boot leather. Roofed with lavender and coffee, this is the house that cornas built.

Layered and with a velvety texture, the palate is luxurious and the nose is liqueur-like smooth. It has depth and balance to warrant 25 years, or 25 minutes.

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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.