clarendon hills, astralis, south australia 2006

clarendon hills, astralis, south australia 2006
WINE SPECTATOR
98
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

Critics' Scores

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    98
    Wine Spectator

    A big wine, but amazingly supple, graceful and pure, offering cascades of wild blueberry, black cherry and plum fruit that play against spices such as cardamom, clove and black pepper. It's all seamlessly integrated with fine tannins and enough creamy oak to complete the picture. Syrah. Drink now through 2020.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    99
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2006 Astralis has stunning nose redolent of warm blackberries, meat, toast and charcoal, infused with notes of smoked duck, anise and a slight bit of peat. Though still very youthful, this big, rich, and powerful full-bodied wine has firm yet velvety tannins, a vibrant acid line and is very long on the finish. Drink it now to 2026+.

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