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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Clarendon Hills Clarendon Grenache Old Vines 2006
Clarendon Hills Clarendon Grenache Old Vines 2006
(search item no. 117761)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep Ruby. Lifted fruits display red cherry, kirsch, red-currant with ginger and white pepper edges to a somewhat more spiced and elegant floral vineyard expression in 2006. Spiced red fruit notes integrate with the lightly textured tannins. The balance of unique vintage spice and the clarity of varietal characters make for a pleasing, lightly structured Clarendon vineyard Grenache.
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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.