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Clarendon Hills Astralis

Clarendon Hills
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionMcLaren Vale
Alcohol Level
Country
Australia
SubregionMcLaren Vale
Drinking Window
GrapesCabernet SauvignonPetit VerdotMerlotCabernet Franc
Wine Description:
Clarendon Hills Astralis is a unique and rare Australian Shiraz, crafted from some of the finest vineyards in the Clarendon Hills region of McLaren Vale, South Australia. The winery was founded in 1990 by Roman Bratasiuk, who is known for his passion and dedication to producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. Astralis is made from 100% Shiraz grapes that are grown in the Clarendon Vineyard, which is situated on a steep slope at an elevation of 1,500 feet (457 meters) above sea level. The vineyard is characterized by its shallow, rocky soils and a cool climate that is influenced by the nearby Gulf St. Vincent. Read more
Pros:
  • Deep, dark, and intense bouquet of blackberry and blueberry
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Cons:
  • Tannins can be a bit sharp on the palate
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User Rating:

4.5
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Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah is an intense and inky black-purple in hue. The nose presents a powerful and complex array of aromas including dark fruit, licorice, black pepper, and a hint of sweet vanilla. On the palate, it has a rich and concentrated texture with intense flavors of dark fruit, cassis, and blackberry, along with well-integrated notes of pepper, leather, and spice. The finish is long and persistent, with a lingering hint of licorice and blackberry. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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