Clarendon Hills' "Astralis" Syrah is one of only twenty-one wines rated as 'Exceptional' in the Langton's Classification
98pts - Robert Parker - 'The Wine Advocate'
97pts - Jeremy Oliver - 'Good Wine Guide'
97pts – Wine Spectator
"One of Australia’s most prodigious Syrahs, Clarendon Hills’ 2004 Syrah Astralis is fashioned from vines planted in 1920, and spends time in 100% new French oak from the cooper, Cadus. It boasts off the charts intensity as well as an opaque purple color, & notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, roasted coffee beans, pepper, smoke, & a hint of sweet toasty oak. - Robert Parker
"Deep, dense & brooding. A smoky, thick Shiraz that feels open and welcoming as the finish expands & persists. Cherry, chocolate & espresso notes mingle harmoniously & hint at loamy earth as the finish sails on & on. Best from 2010 through 2020." - Wine Spectator