Clarendon Hills Astralis 10 year anniversary pack (2006 – 2016)
2006 Astralis Syrah scored at 99/100 by the 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+. Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
2006 Astralis scored at 98/100 by the 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. 500 cases imported. — Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator
2016 Astralis scored at 98/100 by JamesSuckling.com
East-facing, sandy clay and rocky at the bottom. This is a very intense, layered style of wine with complex, rich, suave and sophisticated style. Intense aromas of dark plums, blackberries and spice with brown-pepper and grilled-meat notes. The palate has such dense, supple and long tannins and delivers blackberry, plum and licorice flavors in regal and impressive mode. The power is delivered so smoothly with full commitment to flavor. Try from 2024. JamesSuckling.com
2016 Astralis scored at 98/100 JebDunnuck.com
The flagship 2016 Syrah Astralis checks as all Syrah that comes from a single vineyard planted in 1920 on more gravelly, clay, and iron-laced soils. Brought up in 90% new French oak, it has a classic, almost restrained bouquet of pure Shiraz goodness, including ripe blackberry and blueberry fruits intermixed with notes of charred meat, rendered bacon fat, crushed violets, and pepper. Beautifully balanced and full-bodied, it’s a Shiraz that seems to have one foot in Côte Rôtie and one foot in the McLaren Vale. It’s going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for 20-30 years. It’s the real deal and an incredible expression of Syrah. JebDunnuck.com
Clarendon Hills Astralis Anniversary Pack contains 3 bottles of each vintage. Therefore 3 x 2006 Astralis and 3x750ml 2016 Astralis. 6x750ml delivered.