Here we go again with another wine from Clarendon Hills from the late nineteen-nineties.
Out of the many fantastic wines from mostly Rhone, but also Bordeaux, varietals in their portfolio we try the 1997 Liandra Shiraz today.
This 100% Shiraz is sourced from the historic Liandra vineyard in Southern Australia´s McLaren Vale.
Our 1997 bottle is in extraordinary condition with a healthy cork. 14,5% alc.
Deep dark-red, velvet. Intense, vibrant and deep!
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- 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.