2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Romas


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • Clarendon
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • graemeg wrote:

    April 3, 2017 - NobleRottersSydney - Less popular varieties (360 Bar & Dining, Sydney): {cork, 14.5%} (Gordon) Double-decanted a few hours earlier. Sweet, only partly-developed nose of vanilla and sweet red candy. Full-bodied, dustily-tannic palate, with vanilla, oak, jammy fruit. Some acid though; it’s not a gloop-fest by any means. Big and warm; a tribute to what the right grenache can do. I must say, in spite of my prejudices, I did rather like this. Seems like it will happily age – and improve – for another 5-8 years easily. Impressive effort.

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  • stayhappy21 wrote: (91 points)

    February 13, 2017 - Drank this at Chef Chan's Restaurant tonight with some wine mates. Theme of the night: Wines from the Year of the Rooster.

    Dark purple in colour with notes of berries, gum, strawberries and cherries on the nose. On the palate the wine is wonderfully balanced and integrated; the fruit flavours are pronounced but not overpowering. Wine is rounded with a sweet, smooth, long finish.

    Probably at the peak of its drinking window.

  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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...

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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

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 505 (57%)
  • Consumed 373 (42%)

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