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Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas 2004

Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas 2004

750ML        
Sku: 022288

This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Grand Cru’ classification. This wine is the ultimate expression of grenache at Clarendon Hills. It has the structure of Blewitt Springs, as it comes from the steepest part of that site, but is refined in all facets. It is sublime in its delivery of speckled elements – which shoot like a laser-guided boomerang- only to return with another flood of character on the finish. This juxtaposition of fruit, florals and minerals is one for the mantle and something to keep an eye on over 20 years.

Review
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: "The most backward, structured, tannic, and ageworthy of these offerings is always the Grenache Romas. The estate’s flagship Grenache, it is fashioned from 86-year-old vines planted on ironstone soils at the highest elevation of the Blewitt Springs Vineyard. The 2004 Grenache Romas exhibits gorgeous notes of loamy soil, truffles, kirsch, spice box, blackberries, and licorice. This full-bodied, powerful, tannic 2004 will benefit from another 1-3 years of bottle age, and should age easily for 10-15+ years."
94+ Points

Rating
 Wine Advocate 94 points (Oct 2006)
The most backward, structured, tannic, and ageworthy of these offerings is always the Grenache Romas. The estate’s flagship Grenache, it is fashioned from 86-year-old vines planted on ironstone soils at the highest elevation of the Blewitt Springs Vineyard. The 2004 Grenache Romas exhibits gorgeous notes of loamy soil, truffles, kirsch, spice box, blackberries, and licorice. This full-bodied, powerful, tannic 2004 will benefit from another 1-3 years of bottle age, and should age easily for 10-15+ years. ”
 Wine Spectator 95 points (Oct 15 2006)
Dense and peppery, but not heavy, with an expressive range of blackberry, cherry and pomegranate flavors that sail through the long, open-textured finish. A lovely spicy, peppery component lifts this Grenache's personality out of the ordinary. Best from 2008 through 2020. 500 cases imported. –HS

Other text
Located in the upper section of the Blewitt Springs vineyard, these vines were planted in 1925. Densely layered, the Romas site produces Clarendon Hills’ flagship grenache and is considered a ‘Grand Cru’.

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Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Sub-Region: Fleurieu
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Type: Still wine
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