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    Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2005
    Grenache - McLaren Vale, Australia

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    • RP95
    • ST94
    Price: $110.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 Wine & Spirits

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Grenache

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 103351

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Dry spiced and savory fruited palate is supported by complex tannin structure. Acidity and tannin are expressed in this layered and multi-dimensional example.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2005 Grenache Romas Vineyard delivers more complexity than the Onkaparinga, both aromatically and on the palate. An enticing perfume of damp earth, truffle, clove, black cherry, and blackberry is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, structured wine which will need a decade to reveal its full potential. Although it oozes with fruit and can be enjoyed now, it merits extended cellaring.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Firm in texture, this is tremendously generous with its red cherry and lingonberry flavors. A bit tart, but so fleshy that it wins the day, picking up some welcome minerality as the finish goes on and on. Best from 2010 through 2017. 500 cases imported.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Saturated ruby. Room-filling aromas of strawberry preserves, raspberry, kirsch, Asian spices and floral oils. Densely packed red and dark berry flavors are framed by supple tannins but seem to overwhelm them, with a sweet vanilla bean quality adding further complexity. Finishes with outstanding depth, precision and length, leaving palate-staining raspberry in its wake. What the hell do you serve this with, and does it matter?

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The most full-bodied and richly textured of the 2005 Grenaches from Clarendon Hills is the Romas. Its blackberry, chocolate and dried-spice flavors come at you in plush waves, showing great persistence on the finish. Despite the Cellar Selection designation, it’s probably best to drink this wine by about 2015.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    A massive grenache, this is neither sweet nor overpowering in its concentrated red fruit flavor. Instead, it manages a sort of generous elegance, with subtle complexity under a velvet texture. Earthy tannins follow that balance of controlled power. For the cellar.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    User Reviews:

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    walktard (2/4/2014)
    I can't find a single aspect of this wine that I don't admire. Perfectly balanced.
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    K.C. (8/18/2011)

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