Clarendon Hills Syrah Piggott Range Vineyard 2005
Syrah Blends | Australia
$79.95 $110.00 - 750mL
If you know Clarendon, you KNOW! And at this price, the savviest among you will be grabbing a few ASAP. We only have about 84 bottles! Started by a biochemist in 1990 and made in tiny quantities, even as the label was discovered by the mainstream wine press, Clarendon was an overnight sensation, and still is to this day. Piggott, situated in a natural amphitheatre with 360 degree aspect, is dry grown and produces small crops of deeply concentrated Syrah with high tannin levels. The yield here rarely exceeds two tonnes/acre and is often much lower.
This old, ungrafted Syrah vineyard has a unique character which can be described as "the full meal followed by the cigar"! It’s NOT FOR THE SHY! At this age, it has mellowed the edges, and is simply perfect now -- amazing to have it priced like this!
Read the press below...only a handful of cases to sell!
PAIRING IDEAS: Something like this DOES beg for lamb dishes, for sure. Roast a leg smothered in garlic/thyme/rosemary/smoked Maldon salt/peppercorns, etc. with some red wine in the pan below to fill your house with the aroma. Perfect for this wine!
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: Motown. Just grab any Motown artist or a compilation of “the best”. and you will feel the soul in this wine (and the food)!
About The Producer
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2005 Syrah Piggott Range is quite backward currently. Glass-coating, it is deep crimson in color with mineral notes, violets, spice box, black pepper, espresso, smoked game, and blueberry aromatics. Deceivingly opulent, it has enough structure to merit 8-10 years of cellaring and should make old bones. Drink it through 2035.
A lavish mouthful of plum, blackberry, chocolate and subtle sweet spices, hinting at roasted fruit as the finish sails on and on against super refined tannins. Dramatic, but beautifully balanced. Best from 2009 through 2020. 500 cases imported.
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