Clarendon Hills Syrah Clarendon Piggott Range Vineyard 2004
This wine exhibited a rich dark purple color. On the nose, aromas of candied red fruits, blackberries and smoked meat were met with notes of spice and floral elements. On the palate, ripe raspberry, blackberries and cherries were met with notes of smoked meat and hints of oak. Great, lush mouthfeel that was expansive with a nice finish.
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.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Clarendon Hills Syrah Clarendon Piggott Range Vineyard
Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2004 Syrah Piggott Range (from 40-year-old vines) requires 3-4 years of cellaring. This is a powerful, intense Syrah meant for true connoisseurs who have cold cellars as well as enough patience to wait it out. A perfume of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blackberries, roasted coffee, pepper, spice, bacon fat, and a subtle touch of eucalyptus is followed by a deep, rich, full-bodied wine that should age for 20-25 years.