Clarendon Hills Romas Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 2005
"An enticing perfume of damp earth, truffle, clove, black cherry, and blackberry is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, structured wine which will need a decade to reveal its full potential." robertparker.com
Clarendon Hills Romas Vineyard Grenache 2005 is the estate’s flagship Grenache, crafted from 80+ year-old vines planted on ironstone soils at the highest elevation of the Blewitt Springs Vineyard. The 2005 Romas Grenache was purchased in its original cases.
Clarendon Hills, situated 25 miles south of Adelaide, was established by Roman Bratasiuk in 1989, and in little over ten years the estate has risen to the forefront of the Australian wine industry. The estate's rapid rise to stardom can largely be attributed to low-yielding old vines and Roman's aim to make the highest quality wines the world over. Grapes are hand-pruned and hand-picked, and wines are matured in imported Burgundian barriques and bottled without fining or filtration to capture the individual vineyard character.
"An enticing perfume of damp earth, truffle, clove, black cherry, and blackberry is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, structured wine which will need a decade to reveal its full potential. Although it oozes with fruit and can be enjoyed now, it merits extended cellaring." robertparker.com