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Clarendon Hills Syrah Liandra

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

ClarendonAustralia

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Premier Cru’ classification. Typically cote rotie in its expression. Lifted smoky, peatiness headlines the graphite and tobacco-edged syrah forging process. This sandy, west-facing vineyard is named after Roman’s private residence, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 1997. The Syrah and Mourvedre patches consistently offer plush flavour intensity, ripe tannins and good acidity. Robert Parker writes of this iconic wine: "The 1997 Shiraz Liandra read more...This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Premier Cru’ classification. Typically cote rotie in its expression. Lifted smoky, peatiness headlines the graphite and tobacco-edged syrah forging process. This sandy, west-facing vineyard is named after Roman’s private residence, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 1997. The Syrah and Mourvedre patches consistently offer plush flavour intensity, ripe tannins and good acidity. Robert Parker writes of this iconic wine: "The 1997 Shiraz Liandra (14.5% natural alcohol) is a blend of the Clarendon and Kangarilla vineyards. It has an opaque purple color, as well as black cherry and blackberry-scented aromatics with tarry pepper notes. The wine is enormous, with extraordinary fatness and succulence, an unctuous texture, as well as a long, 35-second finish. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. This wine is a crowd-pleasing, exotic offering that takes the level of richness and hedonism to sensational heights. This wine is worth trying if only because of its compelling purity, opulence, and explosive richness." (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/04.
  • Sunday Times
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Sunday Times on 00/00/0
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (1998 Vintage)