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.
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South Australia 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,643.70
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 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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