Clarendon Hills Shiraz Clarendon 1999

Avg Price: $199.00
3.97 5 0.5
Add
3 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

This is another hillside vineyard planted in the 1960's adjacent to the Onkaparinga Valley. The soil here is notable ...

Read more...
  • WA: 91

    Wine Advocate Score

    91

    Close
  • RP: 90

    Robert Parker Score

    90

    Close
  • WS: 89

    Wine Spectator Score

    89

    Close
  • W&S: 94

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    94

    Close
  • ST: 90

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    93(+?)

    Close
  • JR: 80

    Jancis Robinson Score

    16

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Flickinger Wines
Chicago, IL (1,800 mi)
USD 119.00
750ml
Buy Now
Aabalat
Petaluma, CA (650 mi)
USD 216.98
750ml
Buy Now
See 8 more prices »

The full-bodied, rich 1999 Astralis Syrah exhibits a gamy, floral, creme de cassis, and camphor-scented bouquet. It tastes like a slightly more lay... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Clarendon Hills Shiraz Clarendon

External Reviews for Clarendon Hills Shiraz Clarendon

External Review
05/16/2010

The full-bodied, rich 1999 Astralis Syrah exhibits a gamy, floral, creme de cassis, and camphor-scented bouquet. It tastes like a slightly more layered, concentrated version of the 1997, but it does not possess the power, richness, concentration, and potential complexity of either the 1996 or 1998. The 1999 is 4-5 years away from full maturity, but it appears capable of lasting at least two more decades.


Ratings & Tags for Clarendon Hills Shiraz Clarendon

42812 Snooth User: renabee
rated this wine
3.00 5
06/27/2011

rated this wine
4.00 5
06/07/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This is another hillside vineyard planted in the 1960's adjacent to the Onkaparinga Valley. The soil here is notable by it's absence, just solid rock and shale prevail on this site and the vine roots have to work very hard to survive. Situated in a natural ampitheatre with 360 degree aspects, this vineyard is dry grown and produces small crops of deeply concentrated Syrah with high tannin levels. The yield here rarely exceeds two tonnes/acre and is often much lower. This old gone ungrafted Syrah vineyard has a unique character which I describe as 'the full meal followed by the cigar'! This wine is made in the same manner as all the Syrah vineyards and shows it's individuality purely due to vineyard influences. This wine develops slowly and positively for a most complete tasting experience. First vintage 1997.

This is another hillside vineyard planted in the 1960's adjacent to the Onkaparinga Valley. The soil here is notable by it's absence, just solid rock and shale prevail on this site and the vine roots have to work very hard to survive. Situated in a natural ampitheatre with 360 degree aspects, this vineyard is dry grown and produces small crops of deeply concentrated Syrah with high tannin levels. The yield here rarely exceeds two tonnes/acre and is often much lower. This old gone ungrafted Syrah vineyard has a unique character which I describe as 'the full meal followed by the cigar'! This wine is made in the same manner as all the Syrah vineyards and shows it's individuality purely due to vineyard influences. This wine develops slowly and positively for a most complete tasting experience. First vintage 1997.

Photos

+ Add Image

1 2


Best Wine Deals

  • $24.99
    17%off
    Dry Creek Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Dry Creek Valley Meritage
    Dry Creek Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Dry Creek Valley Meritage 2006
  • $30.79
    23%off
    Schramsberg Vineyards Champagne Blend California Blanc de Blancs
    Schramsberg Vineyards Champagne Blend California Blanc de Blancs 2008
See More Deals »

Syrah Top Lists








Snooth Media Network