Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard Syrah 2004

$108.99

SKU 08335

750ml

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This old vineyard consistently produces very attractive, well balanced wine with no rough edges, just perfume style and elegance. Ages very well. Aristocratic!
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation Clarendon
Brand Clarendon Hills
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastIf the Liandra is Bratasiuk's Côte-Rôtie, this is the wine he calls "more Hermitage." And it does have some iron-like, minerally notes to it. But there's more New World suppleness and flesh as well, featuring lush plum and cassis fruit, some hickory-smoked bacon and layers of coffee and cream on the lengthy finish. Approachable now, but should be even better in five years and will easily last for 10-15.

Joe Czerwinski, December 15, 2006
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateA black, sexy beast, the 2004 Syrah Brookman (aged in 50% new French oak) offers up amazingly full-bodied, intense, blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of roasted coffee, flowers, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured, opulent, and long, it should drink well for 10-15 years. It appears to be slightly more forward than it was last year.

Robert Parker, October 2006
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorPolished. Remarkably open in texture and focused in flavor, fine-grained tannins surrounding a pulsing core of blueberry, plum and wild berry flavors that linger effortlessly on the ever-so-slightly hot finish. Best from 2008 through 2020. 500 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2006