Clarendon Hills Shiraz Piggott Range Vineyard 2 In Stock 2002

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Flowers and berries leap from the glass at uncorking, adding beets, graphite, cream cheese and honey dew melon over the first 30 minutes, mixed in a cherry, raisiny, woody and herbal mélange. The nose dissipates after an hour and never fully opens again, owing perhaps to its age in the bottle (opened 5/14/2011), but the wine remains delicate, poised and interesting. The palate displays initially with sharp currant in the center behind a metallic coating on the front, opening in 30 minutes to a full array of red and dark fruits, including raspberry, cherry, plum, and raisin. The mouthfeel is heavy, with a velvety texture. At an hour, an undercurrent of chocolate and coffee emerges to deepen the palate, and a meaty flavor appears intermittently on the back, along with a citrus tang to round out the top. This particular bottle seemed to be just a tad past its peak when our group tasted it, but the wine had abundant signs of the masterpiece it surely once was.

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Varietal: Syrah
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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: Wine Fire
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05/21/2011

Flowers and berries leap from the glass at uncorking, adding beets, graphite, cream cheese and honey dew melon over the first 30 minutes, mixed in a cherry, raisiny, woody and herbal mélange. The nose dissipates after an hour and never fully opens again, owing perhaps to its age in the bottle (opened 5/14/2011), but the wine remains delicate, poised and interesting. The palate displays initially with sharp currant in the center behind a metallic coating on the front, opening in 30 minutes to a full array of red and dark fruits, including raspberry, cherry, plum, and raisin. The mouthfeel is heavy, with a velvety texture. At an hour, an undercurrent of chocolate and coffee emerges to deepen the palate, and a meaty flavor appears intermittently on the back, along with a citrus tang to round out the top. This particular bottle seemed to be just a tad past its peak when our group tasted it, but the wine had abundant signs of the masterpiece it surely once was.




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