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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Old Vine Grenache 2004
Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Old Vine Grenache 2004
(search item no. 86203)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $73.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"As usual for this cuvee, the 2004 Grenache Blewitt Springs possesses an extraordinary, exotic, flamboyant personality that causes Roman Bratasiuk to say it's his "Dolly Parton-styled wine." Terrific notes of blackberries, raspberries, and rich kirsch liqueur are accompanied by an opulent, flamboyant wine with tremendous viscosity and richness as well as a lusty, heady finish. In short, it's a mouthfilling, full-bodied red to drink during its first 5-7 years of life."
-The Wine Advocate
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About Clarendon Hills:

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.