Clarendon Hills' "Astralis" Syrah is one of only twenty-one wines rated as 'Exceptional' in the Langton's Classification
99pts - Robert Parker - 'The Wine Advocate'
97pts - Jeremy Oliver - 'Good Wine Guide'
95pts – Wine Spectator
"It’s hard to believe the 2003 Syrah Astralis Vineyard could be better, but it offers riveting richness, intensity, purity, & equilibrium....abundant amounts of sweet, ripe tannin, & huge extract, richness, & depth. Meant for true connoisseurs ....it represents what Roman Bratasiuk & Clarendon Hills do so well ... show respect for the great traditions of France, but recognize the extraordinary raw materials that emerge from old vines planted in McLaren Vale. This fabulous wine offers both power & elegance, & showcases the extraordinary talent of Roman Bratasiuk." - Robert Parker
"A deep, dark and brooding wine whose massively introverted aromas of dark red & black berry fruits reveal a perfumed floral aspect & layers of meaty, oaky & spicy complexity. Astonishingly intense & powerful, it’s saturated by a remarkable depth of black fruits & plums, with tightly integrated support from assertive dark chocolate oak & firm, powdery tannins. Superbly balanced, a long-term wine of immense potential." - Jeremy Oliver