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Clarendon Hills Astralis

2003 / 750 ml.

RP99SP95

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Where it's produced

Country:
Australia
Region:
South Australia
District:
Fleurieu

What's in the Bottle

100% Shiraz

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Clarendon Hills
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2003
Item #:
22918
Case:
12 bottles
Status:
New

Clarendon Hills Astralis  2003 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

99
99 pts.: 31st Oct 2005

It’s hard to believe the 2003 Syrah Astralis Vineyard could be better, but it offers riveting richness, intensity, purity, and equilibrium. Structurally, it is similar to the Piggott Range, revealing abundant amounts of sweet, ripe tannin, and huge extract, richness, and depth. Meant for true connoisseurs who are willing to forget it for 5–8 years, it represents what Roman Bratasiuk and Clarendon Hills do so well… show respect for the great traditions of France, but recognize the extraordinary raw materials that emerge from old vines planted in McLaren Vale. This fabulous wine offers both power and elegance, and showcases the extraordinary talent of Roman Bratasiuk. Anticipated maturity: 2010–2030.

95
95 pts.: Apr 30, 2005

Aristocratic stuff, brimming with lovely blueberry, plum and vanilla flavors, wrapped in a mantle of peppery, cedary oak, finishing with plenty of flavor and a rousing intensity that promises a long, impressive development. A stylish red that shows no signs of quitting. Best from 2008 through 2020.