2004 Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Hickinbotham


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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • Nicholas81 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 4, 2013 - Beautiful wine. Needed decanting at least an hour before consumption. Very long legs. Lots of raspberry, cassis and blackberry flavours both in the nose and palate. Almost syrup like levels. Very silky texture and a finish that lasts around half a minute. Consumed on it's own.

  • Kraigers1 wrote: (93 points)

    October 15, 2012 - Seriously good wine. Drinking very nicely now. Let it breathe and the rewards will come. Big blackberry fruit and a ton of raspberry too. Just delicious as to be expected from Clarendon Hills.

  • Chateaunole-du-Pape wrote: (92 points)

    December 10, 2011 - Still excellent, consistent with previous tasting note. Lots of extracted fruit. New world style for sure, which is not my everyday preference, but I do enjoy that type on occasion and regret that this was my last bottle of this excellent offering.

  • Kraigers1 wrote: (92 points)

    October 1, 2011 - Needs 1.5 hours for this wine to shine; out of the bottle very alcoholic but it totally settles down. Pleasant and ripe, drinking nicely but can still evolve with another year or two. Blueberries, blackberries to me. A hint of smokiness on the finish. Good stuff.

  • mpricher wrote: (93 points)

    July 24, 2011 - Whoa. Bottle variation was an issue in the last bottle, but this specific bottle rang bright and true like a clear bell. Opulent dark purple velevt in the glass with excellent viscosity. The nose is ripe blackberries, muddled with cedar and spice and all things nice!! The palate is rich with berry compote goodness, but not overly sweet. The mid-palate has multipe levels of flavor, and the finish sings on for 30-45 sec. Just a woonderful bottle of Grenache, and nice path change from Syrah, and in perfect form to drink right now.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2006, Issue #127 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clarendon Hills
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Old Vines
  • Vineyard Hickinbotham
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation Clarendon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 63 (35%)
  • Consumed 115 (65%)

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