Robert Parker 95 | Stephen Tanzer 95
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A sensational wine, the 1998 Syrah Astralis is a candidate for perfection. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a big, complex, sweet perfume of charcoal, spring flowers, blackberry liqueur, roasted meats, and damp, forest floor-like notes. Enormously endowed, with good acid, backstrapping tannin levels, fabulous concentration, and a layered mouthfeel, it is beginning to throw off some of its closed, impenetrable personality. A long-termer, it needs another 5-7 years to fully open, and should last for 2-3 decades thereafter.
| Robert Parker
|Region||Australia | South-Australia | Maclaren Vale|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
Bottle in perfect condition: Label and capsule excellent. Level into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
|When to drink||2012-2026|