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2006 Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache

Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 8 Years (2013-2016)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Produced from low yielding, dry grown 83 year old vines, this wine was matured for 18 months within a hierarchy of 1-5 year old tightly grained French Oak. Very deep black purple colour – almost opaque with black purple hue. Superb lifted nose of violets, anise and spice. Explosive palate - mouthfilling with flavours of spice, black pepper, raspberry and plum concentrate. Fine, slightly dryish tannins – perfectly balanced. Explosive aftertaste.
Cellar 5-8 years (2013-2016)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other Reviews…
The 2006 Grenache Romas Vineyard comes from the top triangle of the Blewitt Springs vineyard and provides only half the crop. It is the tightest and most structured of the Grenaches with a nose of toast, smoke, earth, black cherry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and very rich, this impeccably balanced wine conceals enough tannin to permit 8-10 years of evolution in bottle. Drink it through 2030.
93-96 points
Dr Jay Miller – The Wine Advocate #173, October 2007