1998 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah1 Rating
1998 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah
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International Wine CellarRating: 95(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jul-00 Bright dark ruby. Very fresh but brooding aromas of crystallized black raspberry, violet, dark chocolate, mocha and game. Rather closed and unforthcoming on the palate, but the wine's great depth of flavor and precision are already apparent. A step up from the last two wines in sheer intensity. Finishes with great sweetness of fruit, superb grip, and noble tannins that coat the teeth. This wi...
Wine.comThe 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 describ...
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 127 on Feb-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/00
Robert ParkerRating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine EnthusiastRating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast