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Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2003 | 750 ml.

Item #: 22915

Store Location: 01A | 24

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 100% Grenache

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Critical Acclaim

SP94 Wine Spectator 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." (94 pts.)

RP95+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 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." (95–97 pts.)

RP95 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 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." (95 pts.)

Australia

When casual wine drinkers think of Australian wine, they probably think of the critter-laden labels of Yellow Tail and The Little Penguin, among others. And while large wine companies dominate the Australian list, there are also a great number of smaller producers creating highly-rated, award-winning wines.

The majority of Australian wine is produced in South Australia, with most of that (those “critter wines”) carrying a South Eastern Australia appellation. Subregions such as Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale are home to smaller producers and higher quality wines. Victoria and New South Wales are also significant regions, and wines from Western Australia are reaching America in increasing numbers.

Though Shiraz is the grape most associated with Australia, they’ve also had great success with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Grenache.

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More Information
SKU22915
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameClarendon Hills Romas Grenache
CountryAustralia
RegionSouth Australia
DistrictFleurieu
Product Location - Location-AppellationMcLaren Vale
Package Size750 ml.
BrandClarendon Hills
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2003
Bin Location24
Premier PickNo
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)100% Grenache
Wine - Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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