Clarendon Hills

Something of a maverick estate found in the heart of McLaren Vale, Clarendon Hills is a small but influential family-run winery. Today, we are delighted to offer a small parcel of their leading wine - the utterly perfect Astralis 2010.

Founded by Roman Bratasiuk, a biochemist by trade, in 1990, Clarendon Hills is a pioneering producer of Australian fine wine. This legendary estate is still shepherded to greatness by this self-taught winemaker, whose obsession with the great wines of the world has seen him produce one of them!

Deciding to focus on single-vineyard cuvées in order to convey the incredible terroirs available to him, Bratasiuk is determined to allow his wines to convey a sense of place. Thoughts of monstrously sweet, extracted, mass-produced Aussie Shiraz should be as far as possible from anyone's mind whilst considering Clarendon Hills. They are simply sublime expressions of varietal and regions.

The 1994 and 1996 vintages are in the "Greatest 1000 Wines of All Time 1727-2006".

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,643.70
2005

Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

At the top of the pyramid is the 2005 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. It is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1920 and is one of the Syrah cuvees in which 100% new oak is utilized (along with Brookman, Hickinbotham, and Piggott Range). It delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoky oak, violets, espresso, black pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Densely packed and tightly wound, all it needs is time. The wine is totally harmonious, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally long. When it fully unwinds, even my high rating will appear conservative. Its only competition comes from the likes of Guigal, Chapoutier, Chave, Krankl, and Ringland.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,643.70
Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,806.58
2010

Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Astralis is still quite primary eliciting aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice undercurrent plus a fragrant whiff of violets. Very structured, fine and complex in the medium to full-bodied mouth, this wine is revealing much more than when I first tasted it a year ago and is now showing layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, mocha, toast and spices before finishing with great length. Extraordinary wine. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2030+.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 20 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,806.58
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2003 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €392.10
2003

Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

Notions of melted tar, blackberries, liquid minerals, and charcoal emerge from the inky/purple-colored 2003 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard. Revealing a meaty richness along with great concentration, length, purity, and definition, it is a tour de force in winemaking. This amazing Syrah should age effortlessly for two decades.
As per photos ,1115969 - NOT SIB: Sign of leak (dry), repack In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €392.10
Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2004 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €363.30
2004

Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2004 (6x75cl)

Vinous (95)

Dark, glass-staining purple. Expansive, floral bouquet of boysenberry, candied plum, blueberry jam and kirsch, with sexy oak spices and vanilla accentuating the impression of sweetness. A gorgeous expression of bright dark berry flavors, complicated by deft notes of cinnamon, cigar box and star anise. This shows impressive power but also an overall sense of elegance and finesse, especially on the juicy, long finish. An amazing wine, with jaw-dropping concentration and clarity.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €363.30
Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Syrah 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €338.10
2005

Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Syrah 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2005 Syrah Onkaparinga delivers scents of toasty oak, crushed rock, pencil lead, game, bacon, and blueberry. Voluptuous but impeccably balanced, it has enough structure to evolve for 8-10 years and should drink well through 2030.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €338.10
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,355.00
2005

Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

At the top of the pyramid is the 2005 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. It is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1920 and is one of the Syrah cuvees in which 100% new oak is utilized (along with Brookman, Hickinbotham, and Piggott Range). It delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoky oak, violets, espresso, black pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Densely packed and tightly wound, all it needs is time. The wine is totally harmonious, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally long. When it fully unwinds, even my high rating will appear conservative. Its only competition comes from the likes of Guigal, Chapoutier, Chave, Krankl, and Ringland.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,355.00
Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,490.00
2010

Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Astralis is still quite primary eliciting aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice undercurrent plus a fragrant whiff of violets. Very structured, fine and complex in the medium to full-bodied mouth, this wine is revealing much more than when I first tasted it a year ago and is now showing layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, mocha, toast and spices before finishing with great length. Extraordinary wine. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2030+.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 20 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,490.00
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2003 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €312.00
2003

Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

Notions of melted tar, blackberries, liquid minerals, and charcoal emerge from the inky/purple-colored 2003 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard. Revealing a meaty richness along with great concentration, length, purity, and definition, it is a tour de force in winemaking. This amazing Syrah should age effortlessly for two decades.
As per photos ,1115969 - NOT SIB: Sign of leak (dry), repack In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €312.00
Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2004 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €288.00
2004

Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2004 (6x75cl)

Vinous (95)

Dark, glass-staining purple. Expansive, floral bouquet of boysenberry, candied plum, blueberry jam and kirsch, with sexy oak spices and vanilla accentuating the impression of sweetness. A gorgeous expression of bright dark berry flavors, complicated by deft notes of cinnamon, cigar box and star anise. This shows impressive power but also an overall sense of elegance and finesse, especially on the juicy, long finish. An amazing wine, with jaw-dropping concentration and clarity.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €288.00
Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Syrah 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €267.00
2005

Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Syrah 2005 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2005 Syrah Onkaparinga delivers scents of toasty oak, crushed rock, pencil lead, game, bacon, and blueberry. Voluptuous but impeccably balanced, it has enough structure to evolve for 8-10 years and should drink well through 2030.
In Stock in Cru LCB

South Australia 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €267.00

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