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20 Ratings
Clarendon Hills Astralis

Wine Details

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Region

Australia

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Wine Advocate Review Rated 99 At the top of the pyramid is the 2005 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. It is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1920 and is one of the Syrah cuvees in which 100% new oak is utilized (along with Brookman, Hickinbotham, and Piggott Range). It delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoky oak, violets, espresso, black pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Densely packed and tightly wound, all it needs is time. The wine is totally harmonious, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally read more...Wine Advocate Review Rated 99 At the top of the pyramid is the 2005 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. It is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1920 and is one of the Syrah cuvees in which 100% new oak is utilized (along with Brookman, Hickinbotham, and Piggott Range). It delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoky oak, violets, espresso, black pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Densely packed and tightly wound, all it needs is time. The wine is totally harmonious, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally long. When it fully unwinds, even my high rating will appear conservative. Its only competition comes from the likes of Guigal, Chapoutier, Chave, Krankl, and Ringland. (hide)

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    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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
  • Sunday Times
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Sunday Times on 00/00/0