Original
21 Ratings
Clarendon Hills Astralis
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Wine Details

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Region

Australia

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) 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

    about 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Sunday Times
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Sunday Times on 00/00/0
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 155 on Oct-04
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 161
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/05
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast