Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache 2006

Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $65.00 $39.99
Save $25.01 (38%)
Item No. 118362
  • RP94
  • ST93
  • WS92
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep Ruby – greater density of color than the Clarendon. Ripe black fruits of raspberry and blackberry radiate this fruit driven nose. Slight rose petal and kirsch characters in the background offer definition to the otherwise roundness of the plush berry basket nose. Great integration of flavor within the seamless tannin makes for a rounded, forward drinking and weighty style. Freshness and clarity.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Grenache Hickinbotham Vineyard offers more aromatic complexity as well as several years of aging potential."
94 Points

"Glass-staining purple. Vivid raspberry and candied flowers on the nose, with sexy Asian spices gaining power with air. Deep and sweet but focused, with impressively clean red fruit flavors and slow-building tannins. A spice note kicks in on the back end and adds energy to the deeply concentrated raspberry and candied cherry flavors. As suave as this is right now, I'd hold off on opening mine for another few years."
93 Points

"Silky and generous. A lithe mouthful of mineral-accented blackberry and cherry flavors, weaving exotic spice notes through the long, expressive finish."
92 Points

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Amicos - Jericho, VT (read all my reviews)

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Pretty good, nothing to write home about. Wold not buy again at this price. Maybe @ $20ish...
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(1/6/2013)
A little less expensive than some of the others from clarendon hills, but it pales in comparason. Still, you would expect more for the price. Not very smooth.
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Learn About Clarendon Hills Map ItMap It

Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills' "1er Cru" classification.The most densely structured of the Grenache's thus far. Recessed and ...
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