Friday, March 26, 2010

Clarendon Hills Liandra Vineyard Syrah 2001 Wine Review (NW)




Note: 2002 label shown, but otherwise identical to 2001

Tasting notes:

Black cherry, sweet smoke, and raspberry jam on the nose

Thick texture and rich flavors on the palate

Long finish with layers of red fruit and spice

Summary:

This wine is very nice, wonderfully integrated, and relaxed. If you have some, drink it soon and enjoy it as it evolves in your glass with sweet fruits, smoky layers, and spice.

Notice Clarendon Hills persistence with the word "Syrah" and not "Shiraz" for the grape that has defined the Australian wine scene for the past half century. Interesting!

If you happen to find it for sale in a wine shop, expect to pay about $45. If you see it on a restaurant wine list for under $90, order it. And raise a glass!

2 comments:

Venice Hotels said...

Now you made me to want a sip it :) .. I'm going to search on where I can find to get a bottle of thees .. thanks for sharing .. g

Buenos Aires apartments said...

I had the chance to try it. A great wine and a great year!