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Clarendon Hills Syrah Piggots Range 2004Clarendon Hills Syrah Piggots Range 2004
rws36707Regular price: $119.10Sale price: $100.00
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Syrah
Country: Australia
Region: McLaren Vale
Sub-Region: Clarendon
Producer: Clarendon Hills

WS 94 WA 95 WE 94


Situated in a natural ampitheatre with 360 degree aspects, this vineyard is dry grown and produces small crops of deeply concentrated Syrah with high tannin levels.

The yield here rarely exceeds two tonnes/acre and is often much lower. This old gone ungrafted Syrah vineyard has a unique character which I describe as 'the full meal followed by the cigar'!

This wine is made in the same manner as all the Syrah vineyards and shows it's individuality purely due to vineyard influences.

This wine develops slowly and positively for a most complete tasting experience.

Reviews:

"Dense, rich and distinctive for its mint-scented cherry and roasted meat flavors that hang together tightly in the meaty texture and linger on the finish. Has impressive depth that is held in by firm tannins that need some time to soften." -Rated 94, Wine Spectator

"The 2004 Syrah Piggott Range (from 40-year-old vines) requires 3-4 years of cellaring. This is a powerful, intense Syrah meant for true connoisseurs who have cold cellars as well as enough patience to wait it out. A perfume of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blackberries, roasted coffee, pepper, spice, bacon fat, and a subtle touch of eucalyptus is followed by a deep, rich, full-bodied wine that should age for 20-25 years." -Rated 95, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Boasts a slightly lifted character to the aromas, but also shadings of Asian spice and espresso. This is supple on the palate and dark-fruited, with bold flavors of prune-plum and coffee and a long, firm finish that demands cellaring. Drink 20082020. J.C. (12/15/2006)" -Rated 94, Wine Enthusiast