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Clarendon Hills Clarendon Vineyard Grenache 2006

Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia
  • ST 92
  • RP 91
  • WS 90
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Winemaker Notes

Deep Ruby. Lifted fruits display red cherry, kirsch, red-currant with ginger and white pepper edges to a somewhat more spiced and elegant floral vineyard expression in 2006. Spiced red fruit notes integrate with the lightly textured tannins. The balance of unique vintage spice and the clarity of varietal characters make for a pleasing, lightly structured Clarendon vineyard Grenache.

Critical Acclaim

ST 92
International Wine Cellar

Deep red. Spicy redcurrant and wild strawberry on the nose, with subtle pepper and floral notes adding complexity. Lush red and dark berry preserve flavors are unencumbered by tannins, putting on weight with air. Liqueur-like in its sweetness, yet the raspberry and blackberry flavors are strikingly pure and focused. Very sexy wine.

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

The 2006 Grenache Clarendon is velvety, ripe, and sweetly fruited. It can be enjoyed in its youth but will provide pleasure for at least a decade.

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WS 90
Wine Spectator

Lithe, supple and distinctive for its plum and spice flavors on a medium-weight frame, with a peppery licorice note adding interest to the finish.

Clarendon Hills

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Clarendon Hills, McLaren Vale, Australia
Clarendon Hills
Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.