2020 Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache
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2020 Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache

Blewitt Springs, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Diam Cork

Deep dark red black colour with a bright red to dark red hue. Vibrant dark to black raspberry, dark cherry and liquorice scents fill the nostrils with some earth, dried herb and spice notes also evident. Rich wild raspberry, cherry and red liquorice flavours are delivered with terrific intensity and power. Seductive texture with confectionary, earth and spice lingering in the background. A robust tannin structure and bright acidity provide underlying muscle. Concludes long, succulent and spicy.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
This 2020 Onkaparinga Grenache is the seductive Grenache in the pack. What a wine. It doesn’t have the fine skeleton of the Blewitt Springs wine, but it is more silken and supple. Incredible. The tannic framework is disguised amid the voluminous (but controlled, harnessed, not opulent) fruit. The odious comparison to Burgundy here is hard to avoid—the Clarendon Hills Grenache wines are built on a framework of fine tannins, and the fruit has a natural appeal and attraction. They're seductive in the extreme. High-altitude Blewitt Springs. Drink 2022-2037.
97 Points
Erin Larkin – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

From a west facing high altitude site in Blewitt Springs, planted in the 1940s. Raised in one to five year old French oak. Loving this fresher style from Clarendon Hills. Exotic perfume of dried roses, musk and spice, raspberry and blueberry. It’s medium to full-bodied, superb stony tannin bedded through supple and fragrant mixed berries, blood orange tang, and a nutty and ‘mineral’ finish of outstanding length. Texture, intensity, and its distinct character mark it out as a special wine. Drink 2023-2032.
96 Points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front