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2005 Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Vineyard Shiraz

ITEM 7979334 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
YODA 5 $55 $275
5 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8018351 7 $55 Dec 5, 2021
I8018350 1 $65 Dec 4, 2021
I8011199 4 $55 Nov 28, 2021
I8005661 2 $55 Nov 21, 2021
I8005737 2 $55 Nov 21, 2021
I8001211 1 $55 Nov 14, 2021
I8001326 2 $55 Nov 14, 2021
I8001325 1 $65 Nov 9, 2021
I7996273 1 $65 Nov 7, 2021
I7996274 6 $55 Nov 7, 2021
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RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

...deep crimson in color with mineral notes, violets, spice box, black pepper, espresso, smoked game, and blueberry aromatics. Deceivingly opulent, it has enough structure to merit 8-10 years of cellaring...

95Wine Spectator

A lavish mouthful of plum, blackberry, chocolate and subtle sweet spices, hinting at roasted fruit as the finish sails on and on against superrefined tannins. Dramatic, but beautifully balanced.

PRODUCER

Clarendon Hills

Founded in 1989 in Clarendon, South Australia, the winery is owned and run by Roman Bratasiuk, a biochemist and self-taught winemaker. Bratasiuk harvested his first vintage himself and did his own crush. For several years he continued making the wines by hand and holding down a day job before he was able in 1994 to quit his job as a scientist with the Australian government and devote himself fully to his winery. Known for his commitment to the traditions of French winemaking, Bratasiuk makes Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. His most acclaimed wine is Astralis, a Syrah that inevitably wins acclaim. Clarendon Hills includes 200 acres planted to Grenache, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is 75 years for the Grenache and Sauvignon.

REGION

Australia, South Australia

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.