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Clarendon Hills Astralis 2002

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Clarendon Hills are vineyard and varietal expressionists striving for purity and perfection. Astralis Syrah is the ultimate expression from Clarendon Hills' finest vineyard, originally planted in 1920, and is without doubt one of Australia's finest wines.
Type:
Vintage:
2002
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Australia
Sub Region:
McLaren Vale
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
£270.00
 

Clarendon Hills

Clarendon Hills, 25 miles south of Adelaide Australia, was established in 1989 by Roman Bratasiuk, the owner/winemaker. All the vineyards are within six kilometres of the winery. The quality of wine can be attributed to two main factors; firstly the age of the vines: the town Clarendon was established in 1845 and today many of the vineyards surrounding the winery are over seventy years old - the twisted bush vines are dry farmed and the grapes are hand picked; secondly the soil variation and quality: the soil profiles of each winery are very different, from the rock and shale of Piggott Range to the heavy clay of the Clarendon Grenache Vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Superb lifted nose of violets, leather, blackcurrant and spice. The wine is still very voluptuous on the palate with concentrated powerful flavours of plum, spice, anise and white pepper very evident. Fine grained tannins with an exceptionally long aftertaste of plum, spice and white pepper. An exceptional, world-class red that continues to blossom in the glass and has a long life ahead of it.

Food Matches

A fantastic match with top quality sirloin of beef served rare with all the trimmings.