1998 Clarendon Hills Astralis
16 Ratings
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16 Ratings
1998 Clarendon Hills Astralis

Winemaker's Notes

The color is very dark blood red, almost black with just a little hint of purple. There is an immense variety of aromas greeting you when you first sniff this wine. Black cherries, blueberries and plums. There is an overriding sensation of earthy, mushroom like characters and more lifted aromas with licorice bark, coffee and vanilla. There are some hints of other spices as well with some nutmeg, cloves and fennel. All of this and more follows on the palate.As well as the flavors that are describe...

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The color is very dark blood red, almost black with just a little hint of purple. There is an immense variety of aromas greeting you when you first sniff this wine. Black cherries, blueberries and plums. There is an overriding sensation of earthy, mushroom like characters and more lifted aromas with licorice bark, coffee and vanilla. There are some hints of other spices as well with some nutmeg, cloves and fennel. All of this and more follows on the palate.As well as the flavors that are describe...

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    has developed very nicely since last drunk 10 yes ago. bitter choc undertones with again the trademark bouquet. opened 2 hours before drinking

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 127 on Feb-00
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/00
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast