Clarendon Hills Kangarilla Grenache 2001
Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia
This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills' '1er Cru' classification.
The most densely structured of the Grenache's thus far. Recessed and slow to emerge from its shell – The Kangarilla vineyard offers majesty in both extension and girth. The depth of savory, but fresh fruit within the extract remains with this vineyard for well over 15 years. Cleanliness and character define this site. More backward than the Blewitt Springs or Onkaparinga – it is almost the slowest maturing wine in the varietal domain.
"Bright, dark red. Pure, aromatic nose combines black cherry, tar, licorice, pepper and eucalyptus. Lush, dense and pure, with fresh, sharply delineated flavors of dark berries and pepper. Finishes long, strong and sweet, with firm but fine tannins. An excellent showing today."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2001s seem to be right at that magical peak. The 2001 Grenache Kangarilla Vineyard is powerful, rich, and full-bodied with plenty of black cherry, licorice, and herb characteristics. No longer the big, rich fruit bomb it was in its first 2-3 years of life, it has become very Provencal-like in its peppery spiciness."
The Wine Advocate
Learn About Clarendon Hills Map 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.
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
This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in
(called Garnacha), Australia and the southern
Rhone region of France, Grenache
is the primary grape in regions such as
It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like
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