"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 Liandra Vineyard Syrah has earthy, slightly musky notes over warm berry fruit, cassia, nutmeg, vanilla and anise. Full and voluptuous, it’s well supported by medium-firm rounded tannins and high acidity, lending pleasant texture through the long finish. Drinking now, it should develop nicely and cellar to 2018+." 92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (December 2010)
"The 2008 Liandra comes across as slightly more savory than the other Clarendon Hills bottlings, displaying pungent notes of coffee, black olives, scorched earth and cracked pepper. The tannins are supple, giving this medium- to full-bodied wine an easy-drinking smoothness. Drink now–2020." 91 points, Wine Enthusiast (July 2012)
Fine and supple, with a supple, dusty undercarriage, this faintly sweet and floral shiraz has a meaty, faintly rose garden perfume whose spicy aromas of dark berries, cherries and plums are backed by a hint of animal hide and sweet cedar/chocolate oak. Forward and rather jammy, it's smooth and elegant...
90 points, Jeremy Oliver (The Australian Wine Annual 2012)
A nubby texture underlies a lovely range of blueberry, smoke, tar and spice flavors that glide easily into a long and elegant finish. Exhibits a combination of power and grace. Best from 2015 through 2020.
90 points, Wine Spectator (Harvey Steiman)