Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah

9.327 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Clarendon, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Syrah
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!


I’ve had a few Clarendon wines but never their Astralis. Time has been kind and has shed the baby fat off of this wine. It’s still ripe (slight hint of VA) with baked mixed berry pie, fig and Andes chocolate mint aromatics but it didn’t hit you in the face. Dense, but the 3-4hr slow ox softened the profile. The palate showed cherry liqueur and blackberry jam with notes of bay leaf and cinnamon. Only the faintest hints of herbal/savory notes showed on the finish.

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!


I’ve had a few Clarendon wines but never their Astralis. Time has been kind and has shed the baby fat off of this wine. It’s still ripe (slight hint of VA) with baked mixed berry pie, fig and Andes chocolate mint aromatics but it didn’t hit you in the face. Dense, but the 3-4hr slow ox softened the profile. The palate showed cherry liqueur and blackberry jam with notes of bay leaf and cinnamon. Only the faintest hints of herbal/savory notes showed on the finish.

Oct 10th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

Elegant and spicy with integrated oak, lively perfume and dark fruits, ripe but not overtly so. Nice tannins grip on the vivid finish.

Elegant and spicy with integrated oak, lively perfume and dark fruits, ripe but not overtly so. Nice tannins grip on the vivid finish.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2015
Gary Arya-Armstrong

Sommelier Rockpool Bar and Grill

9.0

I was surprised by the weight and opulence of the fruit. Still soils in structure but also generous .

I was surprised by the weight and opulence of the fruit. Still soils in structure but also generous .

Apr 15th, 2016
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

9.3

2005

2005

Dec 3rd, 2013
Cris Cherry

Owner/Winemaker Villa Creek Winery

9.7

A thicky but very nice.

A thicky but very nice.

Sep 11th, 2013
Darrin Mak

Corked

Corked

Jul 11th, 2016
Tom Cole

Earthy and dense 👍🏻

Earthy and dense 👍🏻

Jul 23rd, 2016
Alexander Vadas

Youthful and yummy. Didn't strike me as particularly Barossa. Clearly great, but not a show stopper

Youthful and yummy. Didn't strike me as particularly Barossa. Clearly great, but not a show stopper

May 17th, 2016
Benjamin Keator

Still n ends a decant...a long one. Vibrant, dark, full of fruit. This one has lots of life left

Still n ends a decant...a long one. Vibrant, dark, full of fruit. This one has lots of life left

May 11th, 2016
Patrick Dolan

Very complex and well blended. Great finish and very nice.

Very complex and well blended. Great finish and very nice.

Mar 29th, 2016