Red

2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Romas

Grenache

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • Clarendon
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • 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.

  • DarinC wrote: (90 points)

    March 5, 2016 - Tannins nearly completely integrated. No notable evolution with air. I'd consume these within a year or two.

  • Bluffan wrote: (93 points)

    February 8, 2016 - Remarkably fruity for its age. Smooth, soft tannis.

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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 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 518 (61%)
  • Consumed 324 (38%)

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pasta pizza

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