2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Romas


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • Clarendon
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • IvanKrazy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 5, 2017 - This wine is so enjoyable. The nose is full of berries but the raspberries just jump at you very intensely! A bit of leather and grass as well and the finish is so good and and long.

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  • bugdoced wrote: (91 points)

    December 18, 2016 - In a delicious spot with earth grace and length
    Did not last long with this thirsty bunch

  • europat55 wrote: (88 points)

    July 12, 2016 - Very good wine, but not as smooth as the other 2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache I've had...

  • SeaWine Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 2, 2016 - As Francophile1 previously noted, it has classic Grenache notes on the nose, with pleasant candied-fruit notes. Overall, this was quite good, leading me to wonder why I'm not drinking more Grenache and Grenache-based blends. It was good with virtually no air on day 1, with very little drop-off on days 2 and 3. 92+

  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: (93 points)

    April 23, 2016 - Pop and poured. Drank over 2 hours. At Uncle Sunny's.
    Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour. Sediments towards bottom of bottle.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of blueberries, plums, licorice, spice. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, high alcohol (14.5%), medium+ tannins, full body. Pronounced flavour intensity, with flavours of licorice, blueberries, dark red plums, deep raspberry/red cherry jam, spice. Long finish.
    Very good quality. Fruity Aussie style, and though not utterly complex or profound, it is holding back from the jammy side and is quite nuanced. Drinking at peak now. Enjoy over next 2-3 years. Unlikely to improve any further.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2007, IWC Issue #134 (link)

    (Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas Clarendon) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clarendon Hills
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Old Vines
  • Vineyard Romas
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation Clarendon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 516 (61%)
  • Consumed 332 (39%)

Food Pairing

pasta pizza

Who Likes This Wine

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