Clarendon Hills Bakers Gully Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

$70.00 $39.99
Save $30.01
Item No. 117769
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • JH96
  • WS94
  • RP93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Black, deep midnight purple. Liqueur coffee edge with ‘Black Kat' licorice, tobacco leaf, lifted spicey leather, sweet earthiness and Kalamata skin. Superb clarity and brightness of traditional elements expected in a classic Australian Syrah. Black fruit and savory components mingle on a weighted, meaty structure. Expressive, bright characters are counter-weighted by restraint exhibited in this elegantly positioned and lineated example.

Critical Acclaim

"A medium-bodied wine, with fine, fresh, almost slippery/juicy red fruits the main game in the mouth, but with darker notes in the background; fine tannins and a super-long finish."
96 Points

"Big, supple and remarkably graceful for its size, with hints of cream, cedar and clove around a core of blackberry and pomegranate flavors, all coming together on a seamless finish. Has impressive length. Drink now through 2020."
94 Points

"The 2006 Syrah Baker's Gully is very perfumed with lots of up-front fruit. It can be enjoyed in its youth."
93 Points

"Inky ruby. Youthfully brooding dark berries and cherry-cola on the nose. Suave oak spices and licorice develop with air and carry onto the palate, joining sweet, vaguely bitter cassis and plum flavors. Bitter chocolate and cracked pepper notes linger on the sappy, clinging finish. I went back to this a few times and a strong floral quality came up that reminded me of the northern Rhone"
92 Points

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rfarouni - Columbus, OH (read all my reviews)

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(5/29/2013)
A very good wine, but wouldn't buy it again for the price($40)
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hkac - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

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(5/20/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Not bad to try at discount price
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

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(3/5/2013)
Consumed March 2013. Pomegranate, blackberries, lingering spices, and a licorice note with thick tannins that coat the tongue. Lots of muscle. Felt young in comparison to the 2006 Clarendon Hills Liandra and wouldn't mind some mellowing out of the tannins with additional cellaring. Excellent wine, especially at this price. A good example of the variety and depth that top tier Syrah/Shiraz has to offer.
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(12/28/2013)
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Learn About Clarendon Hills Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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