Clarendon Hills Liandra Vineyard Syrah 2002
Wine AdvocateThe beautiful 2002 Syrah Liandra Vineyard exhibits aromas of pepper, black fruits, acacia flowers, and subtle new oak. Full-bodied with an expansive mid-palate in addition to a gorgeously long finish, it is an elegant yet well-endowed Syrah to drink over the next 10-15 years. 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 SpectatorDark and juicy, not a blockbuster but nicely framed to show off its cherry, mint and subtle tar flavors. Goes for elegance. Drink now through 2008.