Clarendon Hills Liandra Vineyard Syrah 2001 Wine Review (NW)
Note: 2002 label shown, but otherwise identical to 2001
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
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!