2002 Clarendon Hills - Grenache Clarendon Vineyard Old Vines 750ml

Australia - South Australia - McLaren Vale - Clarendon/ Red / Grenache   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($47) Full medium red. Wild aromas of red berries, leather, smoke, truffle and pepper. Sweet, lush and gamey, but with sound acids framing the concentrated candied fruit flavors. A note of cranberry adds aromatic lift. Finishes sweet and long.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 115

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Average rating: 92, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

267 bottles owned by 99 collectors.

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About This Producer

Owner Roman Bratasiuk shows a devotion to the simple tenets that yield some of the best Shiraz fruit grown in Australia. From the flagship Astralis vineyard, he hand-harvests fruit from over 75-year-old dry-farmed vines and allows the indigenous yeasts to work their magic. The resultant wine is unctuous and viscous, yet harmonized, and expresses those elements which define the essence of great Shiraz - black fruit, bramble, super concentrated cassis and spice, undercurrents of tobacco, coffee and licorice root.

Clarendon Hills also produces wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Semillon.

Wine Varietal: Grenache

One of the most widely planted varieties in the world, Grenache is most well known as the base variety in wines from the Southern Rhone, such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cotes-du-Rhone, and Gigondas. Grenache thrives in hot, arid climates all over the world particularly in the Mediterranean and Australia. Its origin is believed to be the Roussillon region of southern France (formerly Spain - where it is grown today and is known as Garnacha). Grenache is used in blends to round out Rhone-style reds to soften harsher varieties such as Syrah and Carignan. It is also used for rose wines. Typical descriptors for Grenache include raspberries, strawberries. black currants, black cherries, black olives, coffee, gingerbread, honey, leather, black pepper, tar, and herbes de Provence.

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