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Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Syrah

97 Points Robert Parker

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.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. October, 2007

96 Points James Halliday

Virtually impenetrable crimson-purple; this is the most savoury of the four top-end Clarendon Syrahs, with the mix of partial whole berry and whole bunch wild yeast fermentation departing from the normal whole berry approach; likewise, 18 months in 100% new French oak adds an exclamation mark to the lingering flavours of the finish and aftertaste, where perfectly weighted tannins come into their own; 560 dozen made. Drink to 2045.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2012

96 Points James Halliday

What can only be described as a totally serious wine; extremely powerful, with multi-layered black fruits complexed by touches of earth and mineral; the tannins are perfectly balanced, the wine precisely where it should be. Drink to 2030.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2008

95 Points James Halliday

First bottle corked. Second bottle offered a warm parade of firm, hay-infused, blackberried flavour, one dimensional in many ways but a stunning dimension it is. A wall of favour with a wall of tannin melted into the back palate. Dark chocolate notes are certainly present but are neatly shrouded by the darkness of the fruit. Drink to 2030.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2015

95 Points James Halliday

Bright hue, led by purple; the structure of the palate is a feature, the texture also very good; there is a fresh juiciness to the wine that sets it apart, fruit more than tannins or oak gracing a seriously good medium-bodied syrah. Drink to 2041.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2014

95 Points James Halliday

Deep, dense purple-crimson; whole bunches (as well as the usual Clarendon Hills whole berry approach) are included in the fermentation, coupled with 100% new French oak; while full-bodied, this wine has more elegance and supple mouthfeel, the tannins slightly softer, though abundant. Drink to 2040.
Source: James Halliday. December, 2012

94 Points James Halliday

Dense purple-red; the bouquet is spotlessly clean, with potent, powerful black fruit aromas which have absorbed the oak; the palate is crammed with blackberry fruit, the oak once again int he background, finishing with long, persistent tannins. A genuine 20-year proposition. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2003

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