Clarendon Hills Astralis McLaren Vale Syrah 2016

RP 97+

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Region: Australia | Southern Australia | McLaren Vale
Bottle Size: 750ml
Grape: Syrah

"The inky, tannic 2016 Astralis Syrah will no doubt need some time before it reaches its apogee. Right now, it only hints at that potential. 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 the lengthy finish from expanding and being truly expressive. I'm tempted to say buyers should check in on the wine in five years, but that may not be enough time. If you absolutely must check it out now, taste it repeatedly over the course of a full evening to catch glimpses of espresso, black olives and delicate herbal, nuances." 97+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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