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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2005
Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2005
(search item no. 103244)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills' 'Premier Cru' classification.

Typically cote rotie in its expression. Lifted smoky, peatiness headlines the graphite and tobacco-edged syrah forging process.

Pleasing mid-palate depth and balanced complexities watermark the potential life span and enjoyment window for this cuvee. This class is highlighted by its potential to be enjoyed now or cellared confidently for 25 years.

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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.