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Clarendon Hills Shiraz Blend Clarendon Astralis 1997

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Nearly perfect, the 1997 Astralis (100% new French oak) is an explosive wine that represents the essence of Shiraz. The opaque purple colour resembles a young vintage port. The nose offers up blackberry fruit intermixed with freshly melted asphalt and pepper. My notes read, “beyond wine”. The wine is dry, but possesses unreal unctuosity and richness. This super-endowed offering will be at its finest between 2001-2020. This wine is a crowd-pleasing, exotic offering that takes the level of richness and hedonism to sensational heights. This wine is worth trying if only because of its compelling purity, opulence, and explosive richness.

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Clarendon Hills:
Clarendon Hills is a small family run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. With a philosophy to convey variety expression at an ultimate level, hand performance of every task ensures each step of the process is exacting to specification. Making wine in an old-school, low technology fashion - each decision bases the sight, smell, taste and interpretation as its mechanics.
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External Reviews for Clarendon Hills Shiraz Blend Clarendon Astralis

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1997 - Clarendon Hills Shiraz Astralis Magnum - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: McLaren Valley - Syrah - 1500 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 1997 Clarendon Hills Shiraz Astralis Magnum Australien Region: South Australia Apellation: McLaren Valley Syrah 1500 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Full ruby. Superripe aromas of roasted plum, saddle leather, smoked meat, mint and oak spice. Huge, thick and sweet; extraordinarily ripe but supported by firm, ripe acids. Really suffuses the palate with sweet fruit. Explosive aftertaste features ro... Stephen Tanzer. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1997 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz) 750ml



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Nearly perfect, the 1997 Astralis (100% new French oak) is an explosive wine that represents the essence of Shiraz. The opaque purple colour resembles a young vintage port. The nose offers up blackberry fruit intermixed with freshly melted asphalt and pepper. My notes read, “beyond wine”. The wine is dry, but possesses unreal unctuosity and richness. This super-endowed offering will be at its finest between 2001-2020. This wine is a crowd-pleasing, exotic offering that takes the level of richness and hedonism to sensational heights. This wine is worth trying if only because of its compelling purity, opulence, and explosive richness.

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