Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2006

9.522 ratings on Delectable
$185

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2006 Astralis has stunning nose redolent of warm blackberries, meat, toast and charcoal, infused with notes of smoked duck, anise and a slight bit of peat...big, rich, and powerful full-bodied wine has firm yet velvety tannins, a vibrant acid line and is very long on the finish. Drink it now to 2026+. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Not your everyday Syrah (not Shiraz), one of the icon wines from Australia. The Astralis is an ode to the Northern Rhone, while still certainly Australian in character. Nothing like the late 90s and early 00s flame outs of massively ripe and oaked wines. While the nose seemed a little reticent, the underlying texture and full body were kept in check with a good underpinning of acidity and freshness. Plenty of raspberry, meat and subtle spice fan out over the palate. Plenty youthful still and should go another 10 years easy.

Not your everyday Syrah (not Shiraz), one of the icon wines from Australia. The Astralis is an ode to the Northern Rhone, while still certainly Australian in character. Nothing like the late 90s and early 00s flame outs of massively ripe and oaked wines. While the nose seemed a little reticent, the underlying texture and full body were kept in check with a good underpinning of acidity and freshness. Plenty of raspberry, meat and subtle spice fan out over the palate. Plenty youthful still and should go another 10 years easy.

9.3

Richard Young Delectable Pro

Wine Specialist Christie's

Refreshing acidity... Still a bit sweet/ripe for me

Refreshing acidity... Still a bit sweet/ripe for me

9.0

Brad Hemmer Delectable Pro

Dark espresso, blackberry, cocoa. Delicious!

Dark espresso, blackberry, cocoa. Delicious!

9.8

Martin G Rivard

What a great pairing!! Incredible., 06 is drinking very well right now. amazing nose., just love it

What a great pairing!! Incredible., 06 is drinking very well right now. amazing nose., just love it

9.5