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2003 Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard Shiraz

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March 10, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

97Robert M. Parker Jr.

...possesses great intensity, layers of flavor, exceptionally pure creme de cassis fruit, and hints of black truffles as well as charcoal.

95Wine Enthusiast

Smells indescribably good... In the mix you might discern a rainbow of just-ripe fruit, earth and wheat toast, for starters. It’s balanced, restrained and pretty, and should stay that way through at least 2010...

92Wine Spectator

Firm, with racy blackberry, spice and something like lime lingering in the background, finishing with refinement.

92+ Vinous / IWC

Powerful, brooding aromas of dark cherry, roasted plum, creme de cassis, dark chocolate and anise. Dense and sweet, almost syrup-textured, with strong dark berry and plum flavors. Boasts serious concentration...

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.