Syrah "Astralis" 2008 Magnum
This is Clarendon Hills flagship wine. It is a member of Clarendon Hills 1er Grand Cru classification.
Every year, the Astralis vineyard produces the most beautiful wine in our cellar. Despite its non-differentiated treatment in the cellar, it always reveals the most rounded, sublime and seamless expression of Syrah which ages like a rock.
This is a wine that is always the most beautiful in our cellar. We recommend it is always decanted. Only the patient will recoup the full dividend of cellaring this masterpiece.
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Astralis is still quite primary eliciting aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice undercurrent plus a fragrant whiff of violets. Very structured, fine and complex in the medium to full-bodied mouth, this wine is revealing much more than when I first tasted it a year ago and is now showing layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, mocha, toast and spices before finishing with great length.
Extraordinary wine. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2030+."
eRobertParker.com- Lisa Perrotti-Brown (February, 2013)