Clarendon Hills `Liandra` Syrah 2003 (3x 750ml),McLaren Vale. Cork

A wine with a degree of voluptuousness that would cause Rubens some concern. The Baroque artist specialized in painting naked ladies, and in order to obtain the level of plumpness that he desired, fed his ladies on bread. If one had to survive on bread and wine alone, then this wine would be an outstanding contender. The vines are dryland farmed, yielding a maximum of 2.5-3 tonnes per ace in their top years. The crop levels in 2003 were around the 2-2.5 tonnes per acre mark.

Overview

A wine with a degree of voluptuousness that would cause Rubens some concern. The Baroque artist specialized in painting naked ladies, and in order to obtain the level of plumpness that he desired, fed his ladies on bread. If one had to survive on bread and wine alone, then this wine would be an outstanding contender. The vines are dryland farmed, yielding a maximum of 2.5-3 tonnes per ace in their top years. The crop levels in 2003 were around the 2-2.5 tonnes per acre mark.

Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Opaque black purple colour – a visual delight with its wonderful saturated hues. Superb nose, with perfumed lift of blood plum, blackberry and violets. The palate is mouth filling with ‘joosy’ flamboyant flavours of black pepper and blackberry followed by hints of liquorice. The ‘fleshy’ nature of the palate is further emphasized by the velvet smooth tannins. Perfect balance with very long and pronounced black pepper aftertaste.