Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 2003

Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 2003

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This vineyard is in the Blewitt Springs area and always produces deeply coloured and very rich wine with full upfront raspberry fruit and a long aftertaste with abundant tannin in the finish. This wine repays cellaring very well.
Category Spirits
Region Australia, South Australia, Clarendon
Brand Clarendon Hills
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe exotic, full-throttle, high velocity, mouth-staining, unctuously textured, dense ruby/purple-hued 2003 Grenache Old Vines Blewitt Springs is classic southern Australian Grenache. Pushed to the limit, but not over the top, it is a spectacular wine to drink over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, October 2005
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastMade from bushvines that are about 75 years old, this tremendous Grenache is a vibrant pink-purple color and has deep peppery, fruit-sweet aromas. On the palate it's massive but controlled, iike a rhinoceros behind a steel wall. Intense plum and cherry fruit warms the palate. Dry tannins persist through the long, minerally finish. Drink after 2010.

Daryna Tobey, March 1, 2005
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFirm, tightly packed with blueberry, plum and a touch of tart spice as the flavors linger on the extended, slightly lifted finish. Has tremendous intensity and depth without excessive weight. Best from 2008 through 2012. 1,200 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, April 30, 2005