Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah 2017
The Clarendon Hills Liandra Syrah site is located in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. Located in a sandy section of the famous Blewitt Springs sands, the site reveals a mid weight expression that reveal well after a few years in the cellar. Offering lifted floral notes that typically mix with bacon fat, leather and roast meats; the satsuma plum backbone and silken texture offers a youthful approachability and a lengthy opportunity in the cellar to pursue those truffled, earthy characters wine aficionados seek.
” Bacon fat, mint and lavender, cocoa and black fruit, oyster shells. Full-bodied, supple and chocolaty, with rich cocoa tannin, dense and ferrous, with sage perfume and rich umami-laced black fruit, meaty and fleshy, all the lamb fat and spicy Shiraz things, and a savoury finish of excellent length. Quite different to your run-of-the-mill McLaren Vale Shiraz, and very good in that way.”
The Wine Front, Gary Walsh