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Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache

2003 / 750 ml.

RP95RP95+SP94

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Where it's produced

Country:
Australia
Region:
South Australia
District:
Fleurieu

What's in the Bottle

100% Grenache

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Clarendon Hills
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2003
Item #:
22915
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
032697000094
Status:
New

Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache  2003 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

95
95–97 pts.: 31st Oct 2004

Clarendon Hills’ flagship Grenache, the 2003 Grenache Old Vines Romas Vineyard is the densest, most exotic of these wines. Produced from a parcel of vines (65–80 years old) in the highest section of the Blewitt Springs Vineyard, it boasts a dense ruby/plum color, a raspberry and blackberry-scented perfume with hints of underbrush, incense, and camphor, an unctuously textured mouthfeel, marvelous elegance, and an incredibly intoxicating personality. Rich and dense, it will benefit from 1–3 years of bottle age, and should last for 12–15 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.

95
95 pts.: 1st Oct 2005

Always the most structured and potentially complex here, the exotic 2003 Grenache Old Vines Romas Vineyard exhibits a dark purple color as well as a big, peppery, herbs de Provence, melted licorice, black raspberry and cherry-scented nose. Full-bodied and powerful, with layers of fruit, enormous concentration, and a masculine, structured personality, it needs another year of bottle age, and should last for a decade.

94
94 pts.: Apr 30, 2005

Wild and more than a little gamy, an irreverent wine that flaunts its animal, almost feral qualities, finally tying them up with smooth, bright cherry and berry fruit that emerges on the generous finish. Best from 2006 through 2012.