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Clarendon Hills Old Vines Blewitt Springs Grenache

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Clarendon Hills Old Vines Blewitt Springs Grenache

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The most elegant wine in the Grenache line-up, it is deep crimson and bright in colour; the bouquet is laden with vibrant red fruits, floral notes, thyme and sappy complexity; the definition of fruit is bell-clear, with succulent acidity and ample silky tannins prevailing on a long and expansive finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
96
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Dusty and spicy, this Rhôney grenache unfolds a deeply floral and meaty bouquet whose intense aromas of blackberries and blueberries overlie nuances of polished leather and cedary oak. It’s long and vibrant, with rich flavours of dark plums and small berries underpinned by smooth, fine-grained tannins, building in flavour and texture towards its long and savoury finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
93
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A deluxe, rich and meaty grenache steeped in earthy character. Its rustic bouquet of dark plums, blackberries, blueberries and suede leather precedes a deeply and profoundly layered and textured palate. Supported by a firmish spine of rod-like, drying tannins, its densely packed layers of dark plums and blackberries reveal earthy nuances of currants and raisins, but it does not appear over-ripened. It finishes with excellent length and brightness, with a spicy crescendo of fennel and fruit.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
95
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Deeply flavoured, elegant and fine-grained, with an alluring, wild, earthy and floral bouquet of redcurrants. dark plums and blueberry confiture backed by meaty, musky nuances. Supported by fine, bony tannins, it's long and elegant, with a seamless length of vibrant red and blue fruits, finishing quite savoury with notes of cloves and licorice.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
92
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
A very concentrated style. Massive ripeness yet delivers liquorice aromas then a smooth creamy structure with powerful jammy berry fruit and forceful intense long raspberry flavours.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A very concentrated style. Massive ripeness yet delivers liquorice aromas then a smooth creamy structure with powerful jammy berry fruit and forceful intense long raspberry flavours.
Rob Geddes MW
91
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A wild, heady and briary perfume of raspberries, red cherries, redcurrants and dark plums overlies a meaty, musky background of baked earth, spice and blueberries. It's rich and voluptuous, robust and powerfully flavoured, with deep Black Forest Cake-like layers of intense, brambly berry influences supported by fine, drying undercarriage and finishing with lingering suggestions of black jelly beans.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
94
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
A very concentrated style. Massive ripeness yet delivers liquorice aromas then a smooth creamy structure with powerful jammy berry fruit and forceful intense long raspberry flavours.
Rob Geddes MW
93
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Warm and spirity, this richly ripened grenache delivers a sumptuous measure of explosive red-currant, raspberry and blueberry flavour with meaty, earthy undertones. Underpinned by fine but firm tannins, it's long and luscious, before finishing dry and savoury with lingering, confectionary suggestions of red berries and fennel.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
90
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A robust, palate-staining grenache whose wild and quite funky complexity adds to its impressive power and concentration. Pungent and meaty, its deep, spicy aromas of dark plums, blackberries and blueberries are backed by cedar/vanilla oak. Underpinned by ultra-ripe flavours of currants and prunes, its rich and robust palate of concentrated berry/plum flavour is framed by chalky, sinewy tannins finishing with exceptional length and persistence.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
95
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
An evolved, warm and spirity grenache whose meaty aromas of plums, prunes, figs and currants reveal earthy and leathery undertones of chocolates and raisins. Ripe and spirity, its gamey, briary palate of plum and raisin-like fruit has a rustic meatiness and a pleasing presence of earthy spices. Framed by fine, drying and powdery tannins. It finishes long and savoury with nuances of licorice.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
92
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Some herbal and slightly varnishy influences lurk beneath its sweet, earthy aromas of flavours of red berries, plums and polished leather. Smooth and ripe, it's slightly soupy and currant-like, but delivers a pleasing length of fruit and persistent spicy flavours.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
88
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Surprisingly light colour; the bouquet is clean, light and fresh, with flowery redcurrant aromas. Similar fresh fruit flavours open the palate but are followed by utterly unexpected tannins. It is far from certain that the two components will ever unite.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
87

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