1997 Clarendon Hills Shiraz Liandra


  • Australia
  • > South Australia
  • > Fleurieu
  • > Clarendon
Drink between 2003 - 2013
CT88.5 30 reviews
Borrowed from N.V.
Borrowed from 2001
Borrowed from 2003
Borrowed from 2003
Borrowed from 2004
Borrowed from 2004
Borrowed from 2005
Borrowed from 2005
Borrowed from 2006
Borrowed from 2006
Borrowed from 2007
Borrowed from 2005
Borrowed from 2005
Borrowed from 2007
1 of 14

Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Philippe_C wrote: (93 points)

    January 4, 2014 - Poisonning nose, animal, meaty, roasted cherries, ... beautiful red fruit and sappy acidity

  • WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (95 points)

    August 10, 2013 - Deep dark-red, velvet. Intense, vibrant and deep!
    Aromas of dark ripe Berries; mostly Blackberry and Cassis.
    Earth, Black Tea, Dark Chocolate and Tar.
    Little Floral characters come with some Sweetness, Eucalypt and Oak.
    Comforting, soft and inviting!
    Beautifully integrated with fascinating secondary characteristics.
    Decent Fruit flavors- mostly Dark Berries- with Fruit in Rum.
    Earthiness, Tobacco, Dark Chocolate and Leather.
    Finishes long with vivid acidity, round tannins, some fruit and little spiciness.
    Nice texture and mouthfeel. Great proportions and complexity!

    A full-bodied, delicious and wonderful wine that really fits!
    Great sophisticated complexity, harmony, concentration and balance.
    Rich, but filigree aromas and flavors.
    Should be good for some more years of careful cellaring, but drinks beautifully now.
    See more at

  • mappleton Likes this wine:

    June 29, 2013 - Excellent. Subtle earthiness and still powerful fruit. Amazing how this wine has changed over the years. Going strong with years of life ahead of it. Delicious

  • ACS Driffield Likes this wine:

    December 3, 2012 - The best of the three bottles I have had of this. (The first, which was a fruitless mixture of iodine and leather, was I think faulty.) Not like a Cote-Rotie, pace the winemaker's notes, but enjoyable in itself as a fully mature, full throttle Australian Shiraz.

  • svdheijden wrote: (91 points)

    November 3, 2012 - Definitely better than the previous bottles. Fully mature, delicious, still fresh and vibrant. Dark ruby, Strong nose, with spices, kirsch, plums, strawberry and hints of eucalyptus. Full bodied, good finish. Well stored bottles like this one will last 5-10 more years.

1 - 5 of 23 More notes

Pro Reviews 1

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 1999, Issue #85 (link)

    (Clarendon Hills Syrah Liandra) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clarendon Hills
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Liandra
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation Clarendon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 153 (47%)
  • Consumed 176 (53%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

60% Like It  5 votes