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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2003
Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2003
(search item no. 80224)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2003 Syrah Liandra Vineyard offers a tremendous perfume of black fruits, incense, pepper, vanilla, and licorice. Full-bodied, with beautiful integration of its structural elements as well as tremendous purity (a characteristic of all the Clarendon Hills wines), it should hit its stride in 2-3 years, and last for 12-15. Roman Bratasiuk is one of Planet Earth's greatest winemakers, and obviously a top-notch viticulturist given his obsession with sourcing extraordinary fruit from ancient McLaren Vale vineyards."
-Wine Advocate
92-95 Points
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About Clarendon Hills:

Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.