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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache 2006
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache 2006
(search item no. 118362)
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

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.
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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.