Australia
Clarendon Hills Astralis 2006 Magnum
Item No.: WDAR0864
Winery: Clarendon Hills
Region(s): Mclaren Vale
Appellation: --
Variety: Shiraz
Description: This flagship Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz is universally acknowledged as one of Australia's finest wines. It is celebrated on the international stage and has achieved the highest Exceptional rating in Langton's classification of Australian Wine V. Roman himself is a dynamic personality, with drive and passion that is a sheer force of nature. 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.
Tasting Note: 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. Though still very youthful, this 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+
Vintage: 2006
Rating: RP 99
Volume: 1500ml
Price:
HK $3288.00
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