Clarendon Hills Astralis

"The exotic, highly perfumed, concentrated, massively structured, rich and complex single vineyard Clarendon Hills Astralis (“pertaining to the stars”) derives from 35 to 70 year old dry grown vines planted on a complex mixture of clay, ironstone and gravely soils. A laissez-faire wine making philosophy is central to style allowing the wine to speak of its origins. Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts in an open stainless steel tank. The wine is matured in 100% new French oak barriques for around 18 months before bottling without filtration. This is a contemporary Australian classic with strong regional definition and long term cellaring potential. In recent times it has transcended the cult wine scene bringing extra dimension to the Australian ultra-fine market."Andrew Caillard MW

  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2020

    Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    WINE ADVOCATE 98 POINTS!

      "It's hard to know what more one could ask from this wine. The fruit in the 2020 Astralis Syrah shows rippling prowess—albeit a little frisky at this early stage in its life—polish and intensity that reverberates in the mouth. It has...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2017

    Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    WINE ADVOCATE 97+ POINTS!

      "The 2017 Astralis Syrah is a very fine wine. It is not a big wine. Perhaps its reputation for being a big, extracted wine is a misnomer these days. It has intention and drive and clarity and length—and the length of flavor is so long that...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2016

    Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    WINE ADVOCATE 97+ POINTS!

      "Appetizing scents of roasted meat and cinnamon toast meet red raspberries and black cherries on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is densely concentrated and richly textured but closed, locked up by firm, dusty tannins that bar...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2015

    Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    WINE ADVOCATE 100 POINTS!

      "The fitting capstone to what was a terrific vintage for Clarendon Hills, the 2015 Astralis Syrah is destined to become a McLaren Vale legend. Remarkably precise, complex and pristine aromas of anise, pepper, mint and blueberries lead the way...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2014

    Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2014

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    WINE ADVOCATE 97 POINTS!

      "Cola, dried spices, menthol and blueberry notes all appear on the nose of the 2014 Astralis Syrah. A massive yet approachable wine, it's full-bodied and creamy-textured, with a rich, velvety finish that picks up awesome savory notes of anise,...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2013

    Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2013

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS!

      "This has very complex aromas of exotic spices with graphite and dark plums, as well as black tea, iodine, white pepper and some redder plum, too. The palate has a striking level of concentration of rich red plums and blackberries. Super-fine,...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2011

    Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2011

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    WINE FRONT 96+ POINTS!

      "The deep garnet-purple 2011 Astralis offers a nose redolent of Christmas pudding, allspice, mocha and anise along with a lovely core of prunes, black cherry preserves and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with elegant,...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2008

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    WINE ADVOCATE 99 POINTS!

      "Showing no bricking at the rim, scents of cracked pepper, mint, bay leaf, thyme, lavender and blueberries pour out of the glass, adding meaty notes and hints of espresso and black olive with air. Full-bodied, creamy-textured and supple on the...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2006

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Jeremy Oliver 97 points!"Sumptuous, sensual and hedonistic, this definitive expression of ripe, concentrated McLaren Vale shiraz leaves nothing to the imagination. Dense and smoky, its heady bouquet of brambly dark fruit, smoked meats, pungent oak and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2005

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    "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...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2004

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Jeremy Oliver 97 points!"About as perfect as the more pronounced expression of Australian shiraz can be, this is a remarkable wine of seamless length, strength and harmony. Steeped in briary aromas of cassis, dark plums, berries and cherries, its meaty...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2003

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2003

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Robert Parker 99 points! The 2003 Syrah Astralis Vineyard stood out as a spectacular offering, possibly as good as the virtually perfect 2002. Its inky/black/purple color is accompanied by superb aromas of white flowers, chocolate, black fruits, and...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2002

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2002

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Robert Parker 99 points!The 2002 Syrah Astralis Vineyard rivals the greatest wines Roman Bratasiuk has made in his 15-year career. This compelling, black/blue-hued offering from 75-year-old Syrah vines tastes like blood of the vine. An extraordinary...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2001

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2001

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Robert Parker 99 points!"The 2001 Syrah Astralis Vineyard may be just as compelling as the 2002. Tighter because of being in the bottle, it is an extraordinary effort that offers the essence of graphite, blackberry liqueur, espresso, and acacia flowers,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 1999

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 1999

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Jeremy Oliver 96 Points! "A real step in the evolution of this label, the 1999 Astralis is a deeply flavoured, wild, briary and luxuriant red wine of substantial power and structure. Underneath its musky chookshed aromas lie genuinely ripe but not...

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  • Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 1998

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 1998

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Robert Parker 98 points!Just beginning to emerge from a relatively dormant state, this prodigious wine was showing the best it has yet performed., suggesting again that Clarendon Hills wines behave more like European wines in terms of needing time in the...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 1997

    [SOLD-OUT] Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 1997

    Region: SA- Clarendon

    Robert Parker 98 points! "The essence of vineyard and the varietal, the 1997 Astralis has a saturated purple color and is just beginning to show more nuances, such as the tell-tale Syrah characteristics of pepper, melted asphalt as well as a wealth of...

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