2004 Clarendon Hills Romas Vineyard Grenache Magnum (1500ml)
A magnificent Grenache and the pick of the set. This is what Clarendon Hills is about - concentration, power and a sensational drinking experience. Opaque black crimson colour with deep black crimson mauve hue. Superb, lifted nose of violets and raspberry followed by spice, blackberry juice and vanilla. Velvet smooth palate structure, with magnificent power - flavours of white pepper, blood plum and raspberry concentrate. Strong re-emergence of white pepper on the back palate. Great length and depth.
Cellar 8-10 years (2014-2016)
Robert Parkers Review:
The top Grenache cuvee (essentially a selection of the finest fruit from the Blewitt Springs vineyard) is the 2004 Grenache Old Vines Romas Vineyard. Cropped at 1/2 ton of fruit per acre, it boasts a deep ruby color, fabulous density, and a big, earthy bouquet of loamy soil, minerals, black raspberries, kirsch liqueur, flowers, and spice box. With great intensity as well as purity, and an expansive, savory mouthfeel, it is a fabulous offering to drink over the next 10-12 years.
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #161 (Oct 2005)