2010 Astralis Vineyard Syrah, Clarendon Hills, South Australia

A wine of astronomical proportions, this is the expression of Syrah that has captivated the world's taste buds and elevated Roman's vinous eminence to ‘one of the world’s greatest winemakers’. A favourite with The Wine Advocate, it is no wonder that Lisa Perrotti–Brown MW has given the 2010 no less than 100 points – the first such occurrence since the wine's genesis in 1994. This is the epitome of beautifully extracted, compote-dense, rich and unctuous Syrah. Huge staying power but with perfectly pure and infinitely layered fruit – a medley of blackcurrant, blueberry and plum liqueur – and that exacting spice, mocha and exotic sweetness that gives Syrah its noble standing. Supreme presence on the palate with irresistible concentration of flavour, this really does take you to the stars!

Critic score
100/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
5 available
£198.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2022
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2010 Astralis Vineyard Syrah, Clarendon Hills, South Australia

TASTING NOTES

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+.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, Issue #211 (February 2014)
100/100