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JJ Buckley Fine Wines USD 199.99 750ml

Clarendon Hills Shiraz Blend Clarendon Astralis 2008

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Also deep garnet-purple in color the 2008 Astralis is a little reduced and brooding on the nose showing aromas of dark berries meat licorice and dark chocolate. Big full-bodied and rich in the mouth it has balanced acid along with medium-firm grainy tannins. It finishes long and balanced. Drink it now to 2028+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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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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Snooth User: Bastel Wastl
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Vintage: 2003 10/26/2008

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External Reviews for Clarendon Hills Shiraz Blend Clarendon Astralis

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2014

Also deep garnet-purple in color the 2008 Astralis is a little reduced and brooding on the nose showing aromas of dark berries meat licorice and dark chocolate. Big full-bodied and rich in the mouth it has balanced acid along with medium-firm grainy tannins. It finishes long and balanced. Drink it now to 2028+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 07/31/2010

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz) 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 09/22/2010

A great classic, the inky/purple-colored 2005 Syrah Astralis is a 40-50 year effort. Although closed, it displays gorgeous but subtle notes of smoked meats, black currants, graphite, new saddle leather, truffles, and blackberries. Remarkably elegant ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz) 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 02/04/2012

Supple, graceful and pointedly focused, offering a whoosh of blackberry, cherry, dusky spice and clotted cream character that zings across the palate, picking up hints of espresso and mineral as the finish rockets on and on. Impressive for its decept... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Shiraz) 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 01/03/2012

Inky, bright-rimmed purple. Explosive, captivating aromas of every imaginable red and dark berry, kirsch, spicecake, pipe tobacco and floral essences. Thick and velvety in texture, with a stunning vibrancy to the boysenberry and blackberry liqueur flavors. Chewy and almost colloidal, but therersquo;s superb energy and vivacity here as well. A wild, almost overwhelming wine with great intensity and concentration, not to mention sweetness and purity. Does the finish here ever go away? I hope not.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/03/2012

A great classic, the inky/purple-colored 2005 Syrah Astralis is a 40ndash;50 year effort. Although closed, it displays gorgeous but subtle notes of smoked meats, black currants, graphite, new saddle leather, truffles, and blackberries. Remarkably elegant for a wine of such power and intensity, this complex, rich, full-bodied, backward Syrah has totally absorbed its aging in 100% French oak, and appears set for a long life. If you plan on drinking it over the next 4ndash;5 years, it will need 24 hours of decanting. It should be at its finest between 2012ndash;2035.


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Vintage: 2004 01/03/2012

One of Australiarsquo;s most prodigious Syrahs, Clarendon Hillsrsquo; 2004 Syrah Astralis is fashioned from vines planted in 1920, and spends time in 100% new French oak from the cooper, Cadus. It boasts off the charts intensity as well as an opaque purple color, and notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, roasted coffee beans, pepper, smoke, and a hint of sweet toasty oak. This full-bodied, rich, intense, backward Syrah needs 2ndash;3+ hours in the decanter if one is going to approach it at this point in its life. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2040+.


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