2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah

2009 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah


Price: $500 + refundable bottle deposit and handling fee
Varietal: Shiraz/Syrah
Brand: Clarendon Hills
LCBO Product #: 498907
LCBO: http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/astralis-syrah-2009/498907#.Ws9vObpFyUk
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Category: Vintages
Bottles Per Case: 1
Bottle Size: 750ml

Availability

Currently sold in LCBO

Background

Roman Bratasiuk, with a background in bio-chemistry produced his first vintage in 1990 - he is now considered by experts as one of the world’s top winemakers. The winery is located just 40 kilometres outside Adelaide, where vines have been planted since 1845 - Roman produces 19 single vineyard wines and they are all 100% varietal. The grapes are all hand-picked and pruned – wines are matured in Burgundian barriques and bottled without fining or filtration to capture the individual character of each vineyard. Roman set out to make world class wines…he has accomplished that goal.

Tasting Notes

97 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate):
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Astralis presents a very fruity, floral nose with lifted notes of blueberries. The palate is concentrated with a slight prune character and has very crisp acidity. At this stage the phenolics are showing a little chewy before finishing long. Drink it now to 2027+."
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