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1997 Clarendon Hills Shiraz Liandra
- > South Australia
- > Fleurieu
- > Clarendon
Community Tasting Notes 26
May 17, 2015 - Nose of dark fruits, cedar, some tobacco.
Right into the mouth there's something weird and off putting.
Is this sweet? Just too much fruit and chocolate, with the jam being a tad too ripe. Hard work...
mxpbuy Likes this wine: (92 points)
March 20, 2015 - From Magnum. Showed well over 4 hours. Smooth with overripe and slightly jammy black and blue fruits. But more than just a fruit bomb. Some cassis, tobacco, leather, sweet Oak and hints of spice.
Milos wrote: (90 points)
February 27, 2015 - It’s been nearly six years since the last bottle of this wine and I wonder if it has been too long. No that the wine is dying but this is still a sweet fruit driven wine and I was hoping for little more complexity and more acidity. This bottle did not show me the complexity others seem to be finding.
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.
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Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
July/August 1999, IWC Issue #85 (link)
(Clarendon Hills Syrah Liandra) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 1997
- Type Red
- Producer Clarendon Hills
- Varietal Shiraz
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Liandra
- Country Australia
- Region South Australia
- SubRegion Fleurieu
- Appellation Clarendon
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 155 (44%)
- Consumed 195 (56%)