95 Points Wine Advocate: "A black, sexy beast, the 2004 Syrah Brookman (aged in 50% new French oak) offers up amazingly full-bodied, intense, blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of roasted coffee, flowers, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured, opulent, and long, it should drink well for 10-15 years. It appears to be slightly more forward than it was last year."
Wine Maker Notes
Eight unique, old vine sites form the pillars of our Syrah stable. Each offering tailored and occasioned examples of both modernistic and traditional profiled syrah – our modus operandi is to highlight site specificity though showcasing depth, varied focus and complexity differentiation. Balancing approachability and cellar worthiness the collection is staggered over a 3 tier classification system, instilled to convey Clarendon Hills’ dogma.
95 Points Wine Enthusiast: "If the Liandra is Bratasiuk’s Côte-Rôtie, this is the wine he calls "more Hermitage." And it does have some iron-like, minerally notes to it. But there’s more New World suppleness and flesh as well, featuring lush plum and cassis fruit, some hickory-smoked bacon and layers of coffee and cream on the lengthy finish. Approachable now, but should be even better in five years and will easily last for 10–15."