1994 Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz. Clare Valley. 13.5%

Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1

This was a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner. Spent 24 months maturing in American oak. A throw back to the fashion of it’s day?

Smokey, sweet vanilla nose. More oak flavours than fruit.

Thin on the palate and fades very fast. All chassis and no body.

Time has not been kind to this wine.

I remember drinking this about ten years ago. Back then it had deep fruits and a touch of mint to accompany the sweet oak flavours.

Some wines just need to be drunk young.

Tasted 27th April 2013

Source: Sterling Wine Auction for $43

Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 2

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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