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2003 Clarendon Hills "Hickinbotham" Syrah Clarendon South Australia

SKU #1244916 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Notions of melted tar, blackberries, liquid minerals, and charcoal emerge from the inky/purple-colored 2003 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard. Revealing a meaty richness along with great concentration, length, purity, and definition, it is a tour de force in winemaking. This amazing Syrah should age effortlessly for two decades. 96+ (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2005)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This Syrah—yes, Syrah, not Shiraz—has a mouthfeel that will make you swear, or call out to your deity of choice. Just velvety-smooth on the palate, with plump plum fruit that tightens up on the finish, which reprises the peppery-herb notes that first showed on the nose. It's certainly nothing you'd kick out of bed now, but will probably taste even better in five or six years. Inner quote mark (3/2005)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Ripe in flavor, with a tangy balance to the plum and berry flavors, mingling with touches of pepper and citrus as the finish persists impressively. Inner quote mark (4/2005)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Inky black-ruby. High-pitched, assertive aromas of blackberry, cassis, raw meat and cracked pepper, with a strong note of candied licorice. Bright and brisk on the palate, but with plenty of weight and texture. Intense flavors of kirsch and roasted coffee. Deep, powerful and heavily extracted on the long, supple finish. 92+ (JR) Inner quote mark (7/2005)


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