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Clarendon Hills Moritz Vineyard Syrah 2003
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Clarendon Hills Moritz Vineyard Syrah 2003

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A very consistent vineyard, which always has very dark colour and black plum fruit with a gamey, leathery background. This has more to do with Cornas or Hermitage.
Wine Advocate
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The exceptionally fragrant, dark purple 2003 Syrah Moritz Vineyard boasts an extraordinary perfume of acacia flowers, blackberries, cassis, roasted meats, and subtle wood. With fabulous concentration, an expansive, savory texture, well-integrated acidity, alcohol, and wood, and a remarkable finish with plenty of sweet tannin, it can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.

Robert Parker, October 2005
Wine Spectator
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Ripe, round and plush, with explosive black cherry, blackberry and exotic spice flavors that rush across the palate like a torrent, finishing with refined tannins and tremendous length. A serious wine that needs time to settle into itself. Best from 2008 through 2020. 1,000 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, April 30, 2005
Wine Enthusiast
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This Syrah is still a baby, but is already just a gorgeous expression of pure plum fruit. It's not lush yetâ€"it will probably be drinking its best in around 2012. In the meanwhile deep, intoxicating whiffs of black peppercorns, wheat bread, dried fruit, and fresh plums and berries will just have to hold you over.

Daryna Tobey, March 1, 2005