Seller: rarewinemerchant (128) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180952249 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2005 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2005 At the top of the pyramid is the 2005 Syrah Astralis Vineyard. It is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1920 and is one of the Syrah cuvees in which 100% new oak is utilized (along with Brookman, Hickinbotham, and Piggott Range). It delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoky oak, violets, espresso, black pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Densely packed and tightly wound, all it needs is time. The wine is totally harmonious, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally long. When it fully unwinds, even my high rating will appear conservative. Its only competition comes from the likes of Guigal, Chapoutier, Chave, Krankl, and Ringland. Wine Advocate # 173 Oct 2007 Jay Miller 99 A great classic, the inky/purple-colored 2005 Syrah Astralis is a 40-50 year effort. Although closed, it displays gorgeous but subtle notes of smoked meats, black currants, graphite, new saddle leather, truffles, and blackberries. Remarkably elegant for a wine of such power and intensity, this complex, rich, full-bodied, backward Syrah has totally absorbed its aging in 100% French oak, and appears set for a long life. If you plan on drinking it over the next 4-5 years, it will need 24 hours of decanting. It should be at its finest between 2012-2035. Wine Advocate # 167 Oct 2006 Robert Parker (98-100) Drink: 2012 2035 Shipping Shipping: Freight - RareWines is able to deliver to the majority of Australian suburbs using various courier companies as well as Australia Post. All packages dispatched are insured to their full purchase price and will be either replaced or the purchase price refunded in the event of loss or damage in transit. - Items purchased will only be dispatched to the registered address as it appears on Ebay. If you would like to alter the delivery address, please put this in writing immediately after payment has been made to ensure an easy and smooth transaction. - Pickup is not available from the RareWines warehouse due to liquor licensing laws. Proof of age may be requested at any point in time throughout the order process in accordance with New South Wales Liquor Licensing Laws. Estimated delivery time from Sydney to other capital cities is 2 to 6 business days. Postage may be delayed if very hot weather is forecast. If the person accepting the delivery is out and there are no delivery instructions, Australia Post will leave a card in the letter box for collection at your local Post Office. Payment We accept the following payment methods: PayPal - VISA, MasterCard, Bank Account Credit card over the phone - VISA, MasterCard Bank Deposit - BSB 012280 Acct 268501623 with transaction reference, or Surname For any enquiries or credit card payments please call on 0409 121 151 Returns All purchases made with RareWines are backed by a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you believe that the item you have received is not as described, please contact us immediately in order to speed up the resolution process. Photographic evidence may be requested in some instances for insurance purposes. Return postage is at the buyers’ expense and may be refunded if RareWines is proved to be at fault. LIQUOR ACT 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor License Number LIQP770010377 Please enjoy alcohol in moderation and life in excess! Cheers.