test Liandra Syrah 2015 | Clarendon Hills

Liandra Syrah 2015


  • Description

    Colour: Blackened crimson.

    Nose: Lifted bacon fat and roast meats greet you on arrival. Deep undertones of blackcurrant and pepper spice offer dimensional contrast.

    Palate: Sexy amalgamation of richness defined by great balance, positioned acidity and lengthy tannins. Impressive mid-palate weight provides an excellent length of intensity and considerable nuance pursues. The Palate appears more medium bodied than the nose indicates.

    Alcohol: 14.5%

  • Reviews (3)
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    1. cru

      Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Liandra Vineyard Syrah reveals expressive aromas of
      mulberries, black cherries and wild blueberries with hints of soy, yeast extract and baking spices plus a whiff of rose petals. Full-bodied and showing great poise and intensity in the mouth, it
      has a wonderful core of red berry and spice flavors framed by medium to firm levels of
      rounded tannins and lifted acidity through a long finish. Approachable now, it should drink to 2024+.


      eRobertParker.com- Lisa Perrotti-Brown (February, 2013)

    2. cru

      Good crimson-purple; aromas of black fruits and licorice, then a palate with above average intensity, likewise tannins running through the length of the palate, giving a strongly savoury cast to the wine; needs further time in bottle. Drink by 2030

      Date tasted: 12/1/2013


      James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

    3. Alex Bratasiuk

      2018 Wine Advocate

      The stunning 2015 Liandra Syrah features smoky, herbal aromas, peppery notes and dark fruit. It’s full-bodied and concentrated, with a dense, creamy mouthfeel and a long, long finish.

      94 Points

      Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate 2018 Interim September Edition

  • Winemakers Notes

    REGION: Clarendon, McLaren Vale: 10 kms N/E of McLaren Vale and 250 metres higher above sea level. We pick 2-3 weeks later than McLaren Vale and enjoy longer, milder, more consistent ripening conditions.

    CONDITIONS: Favourable 2009 winter rains were shadowed by bright sunny conditions in Spring. The healthy environment encouraged the vines to respond in retaliation to the prior vintages’ lowered crop levels. The vines shot fruit that looked healthy and was in abundance from day one. The consistent mild growing season saw fruit ripen earnestly. An unusual early veraison paved the way for continued steady development. Bunch thinning was was looking a certainty but the vines pulled the fruit in to line and all fruit was evenly ripened and looked outstanding.

    VINEYARD: The Liandra vineyard is dry grown in sandy soils. Hand picking took place over several passes to ensure optimal ripeness of the fruit.

    WINEMAKING: Young, dry grown 25 y/o vines are hand picked thereby culturing whole berry, wild yeast fermentation. This increases the retention of the grape’s varietal essence and minimises bitter tannin extract. All pressings are returned to the barrel and bottled onsite without fining or filtration.

    MATURATION: 18 months, 85% brand new, tight-grained French Oak. Barrels are finally hand selected by winemaking team.

    GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Syrah
    CLOSURE: Cork
    BEST DRINKING: 20012-2020
    TECHNICAL: Alc/Vol: 14.5% TA: 5.7 g/Lt pH: 3.5
    PRODUCTION: 9,600 Bottles
    WINEMAKER: Roman Bratasiuk

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