Red

2008 Clarendon Hills Astralis

Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • Clarendon
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • srh Likes this wine:

    October 4, 2019 - Friday Tasting Group: "Killer Bar" (#04 for me) (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): N: A bit of funk, but attractively so; Smoke coming on as funk fades

    P: Med body; RNDISH entry with NICE, almost swtish frt met by some puckerish astringency which fairly seamlessly transitions into a very LONG, ult pleasant finish with an attractive tangy/swtness to the dusty tannins. For now, may still be improving, then drinking through '26 or so? 14.5% ABV; My EXC/EXC+. 97 pts WA, 95 Jeremy Oliver, 94 ea Huon Hooke, WS, & WE, 92 Wine & Spirits, and 91 The Wine Front!

    Note: Also tasted on 12/23/17 & 12/21/18, finding it the MOST approachable in '17.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 24, 2019 - Not as huge as you might expect, blueberry and plum mix with olive and earth tones - certainly drinking well, a small decant helped

  • UFGators Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 12, 2019 - This wine is amazing. Old world Syrah feel. Loads of complexity and depth. Structure to age for years to come. Iresistable right now.

  • Stevere Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 27, 2019 - This wine is huge. Dark red to the rim, it balances powerful dark fruits with pepper, leather, and spices. The tannins are still very present, although the wine is not hot. Alcohol is restrained in the wine. While it can be consumed now, I suggest giving it another 5 years for the tannins to subside. The wine will then deserve a higher score.

  • danielbleier wrote:

    December 31, 2018 - no score as we opened this at the end of the NYE celebration and my taste buds were shot.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Gary Walsh
    5/16/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clarendon Hills
  • Varietal Shiraz Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Astralis
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation Clarendon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 709 (83%)
  • Consumed 142 (17%)

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