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2004 Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Vineyard Syrah

Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$299. 00
$3588.00 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2014-2016)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

The colour is black purple with purple hue, clinging to the walls of the glass with a paint like grip.  The nose is lifted with superb violet top notes followed by a hint of confectionary, cedar and white pepper.  The palate delivers good weight and depth of flavours with plum, blackberry and cedar evident over a white pepper background.  Fine grained tannins.  Aftertaste of plum and blackberry.
Cellar 8-10 years.
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other reviews...
A superstar effort in 2004, the inky/purple-colored SyrahPiggottRange reveals off-the-chart richness, complexity, and intensity. This old vineyard, planted on rocky shale and slate soils, produced a floral-scented Syrah exhibiting a distinctive minerality along with wonderful blackberry and cassis fruit, and a hint of wood. The mid-palate and finish are both long, textured, and intense. It needs 2-3 years of bottle age, and should keep for a minimum of 2 decades.
94-96 points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #161 (Oct 2005)