2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas (750ml)

2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas (750ml)

  • 96
  • OTH
  • 95
  • WA
  • 94
  • IWC
  • 93-95
  • WA

Additional Information

Vintage 2005
Winery Clarendon Hills
Varietal Grenache
Designation Romas
Bottle Size 750
Classification No
Bottle Condition No
Style Red
Region Australia
Subregion McLaren Vale

Availability: 52 items In stock

Price: $100.00

Special Price: $49.99

SKU: #2005clarendonromas

Price: $100.00

Special Price: $49.99

Reviews

    • OTH
    • 96

    James Halliday

    A remarkable wine; the flavour echoes and ricochets around the mouth, building on the back-palate and finish; a wine of extraordinary thrust, but also polish. From 80-year-old vines, made without acid addition, fining or filtration.
    • WA
    • 95

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Jay Miller - The 2005 Grenache Romas Vineyard delivers more complexity than the Onkaparinga, both aromatically and on the palate. An enticing perfume of damp earth, truffle, clove, black cherry, and blackberry is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, structured wine which will need a decade to reveal its full potential. Although it oozes with fruit and can be enjoyed now, it merits extended cellaring. Drink Date: 2009 - 2024.
    • IWC
    • 94

    Stephen Tanzer's IWC

    Saturated ruby. Room-filling aromas of strawberry preserves, raspberry, kirsch, Asian spices and floral oils. Densely packed red and dark berry flavors are framed by supple tannins but seem to overwhelm them, with a sweet vanilla bean quality adding further complexity. Finishes with outstanding depth, precision and length, leaving palate-staining raspberry in its wake. What the hell do you serve this with, and does it matter?
    • WA
    • 93-95

    Robert Parker, The 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. Structured, meaty, powerful, smoky, and deep is the 2005 Grenache Romas. Always the most backward of these cuvees, it offers copious amounts of black raspberries, a rich, full-bodied, powerful palate, and crisp acidity. Forget about it for another few years, and enjoy it over the following 12-15. Drink Date: 2009 - 2024.

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