Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah

9.412 ratings
9.63 pro ratings
Clarendon, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.5

This tasting goes out to @Bob McDonald - show that flag some respect...
Visually, bricking has begun, but the nose is still lively and youthful. Black cherries and raspberries transition to notes of tobacco, leather and thyme. Palate is consistent, but that signature sweetness is still there, along with a hint of sandalwood. This still has broad shoulders, but it’s much more balanced and fine-tuned with bottle age.
Aussie first-growth in my book.

This tasting goes out to @Bob McDonald - show that flag some respect...
Visually, bricking has begun, but the nose is still lively and youthful. Black cherries and raspberries transition to notes of tobacco, leather and thyme. Palate is consistent, but that signature sweetness is still there, along with a hint of sandalwood. This still has broad shoulders, but it’s much more balanced and fine-tuned with bottle age.
Aussie first-growth in my book.

Sep 6th, 2020
Mike R
9.5

Omg omg omg sooooooo goooood

Omg omg omg sooooooo goooood

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2020
Martin G Rivard

@David A Lentine @Ron R "I get by with a little help from my friends!" I brought both of you to the keys with us! The weather is crap but the wines are awesome!!
Opened this beauty and what a fierce beast it was. Took us a while to tame it. We enjoyed 1/2 the bottle last night and could not get through it. Revisited the next day & It just now opened up. This one is a Rockstar. Incredible transformation with a day of air. It began closed and very focused. Oil spill dark with a singular note of dark fruit on nose. 12 hours later is a completely different story!!! It's now a beautiful orchestra with Floral notes, Leather, earth and a finish that goes on forever. Incredibly deep, lush and oh so smooth at this time. I would have given this a 9.3 when it was initially tasted but will now score 9.9.

@David A Lentine @Ron R "I get by with a little help from my friends!" I brought both of you to the keys with us! The weather is crap but the wines are awesome!!
Opened this beauty and what a fierce beast it was. Took us a while to tame it. We enjoyed 1/2 the bottle last night and could not get through it. Revisited the next day & It just now opened up. This one is a Rockstar. Incredible transformation with a day of air. It began closed and very focused. Oil spill dark with a singular note of dark fruit on nose. 12 hours later is a completely different story!!! It's now a beautiful orchestra with Floral notes, Leather, earth and a finish that goes on forever. Incredibly deep, lush and oh so smooth at this time. I would have given this a 9.3 when it was initially tasted but will now score 9.9.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2016
Aaron Rankin

Settled, yet youthful. Red purple. Rich fruit and a strong backbone. Plenty of life ahead. I can’t add much to the excellent Vinous note.

Settled, yet youthful. Red purple. Rich fruit and a strong backbone. Plenty of life ahead. I can’t add much to the excellent Vinous note.

Jun 6th, 2021
Steven Lee

Eculyptus, crushed rocks, forest floor, silky smooth, bovril, talcum powder, little bitter after taste. Not very complex. Smooth but not very fruity. After some breathing some chocolaty flavour. Sweet cola

Eculyptus, crushed rocks, forest floor, silky smooth, bovril, talcum powder, little bitter after taste. Not very complex. Smooth but not very fruity. After some breathing some chocolaty flavour. Sweet cola

Apr 6th, 2019
Nic Z
9.4

Tasted blind and thought it was a ewely 00s Runrig

Tasted blind and thought it was a ewely 00s Runrig

Mar 8th, 2019
Wade Faerber

Great berry fruit with no hard edges and long even aftertaste

Great berry fruit with no hard edges and long even aftertaste

Mar 19th, 2018
Lendry Lee

Unforgettable Aussie Shiraz , a class of its own, decanted for 2 hours , light on the palate on the entry and bursting into juicy berries with long finish.

Unforgettable Aussie Shiraz , a class of its own, decanted for 2 hours , light on the palate on the entry and bursting into juicy berries with long finish.

Jun 9th, 2015
jim bryan

jim had this 5 years ago

jim had this 5 years ago

Jul 7th, 2018
Edward Shaughnessy

Edward had this 6 years ago

Edward had this 6 years ago

Dec 27th, 2016