Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 2003
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Clarendon|
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.
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.
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.