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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2004
Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2004
(search item no. 86249)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $61.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 Romas Grenache highlights the quality of the fruit that is produced from eighty-six year old vines, planted on ironstone soils. Romas is produced from a parcel of vines located in the highest corner of the Blewitt Springs vineyard.

The wine encompasses deep ruby, purple hues scented with floral aromas of roses, violets, kirsch liqueur and spice box. Intense and full bodied in the mouth with flavors of black fruits, licorice and black truffles. Romas is concentrated with rich aromatics, exuberant fruit, spice flavors and amazing balance and a lingering finish.

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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.