Clarendon Hills Bakers Gully Syrah 2004
Wine SpectatorLithe and generous, with cherry and currant fruit that pops through the fine-grained tannins. Finishes with overtones of cedar and fresh, loamy earth. Holds together with a real sense of purity and focus. Best from 2008 through 2016. 500 cases imported.
Wine EnthusiastClarendon Hills' "entry-level" Syrah comes from vines that are only 12 years old, but it is still a very good effort. The bouquet includes graham cracker, sour red plum and herbal notes, while the palate picks up some dusty, red-earth flavors. The finish is crisp. Minus the minerality, it's comparable to a good Crozes-Hermitage in a warm year.