Clarendon Hills 2010 Onkaparinga Syrah
Clarendon Hills Syrah holds its place at the front of the contemporary ultra-fine wine movement. Combining an outstanding vineyard, meticulous winemaking and personal expression, the resulting wine is extraordinary.
Winemaker and former biochemist Roman Bratasiuk was inspired by the classic South Australian wines of the 1950s and 1960s, particularly those of Penfolds. Since purchasing the old Elysium winery at Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale, he has pioneered the path for contemporary winemakers.Deep crimson-purple; shares the extra dimension of texture and structure with the other '10 releases, but takes it into a palate of considerable vinosity, easily able to absorb the high level of new French oak; bitter chocolate runs through the fruit; fully reflects the excellent vintage