2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1052518

93 points Wine Spectator: "Supple, plush and velvety, this plays its currant and blueberry flavors against hints of aromatic tea as the finish lingers enticingly. Tempting now. Best from 2009 through 2015." (10/07) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Grenache Clarendon is dark ruby-colored with an enticing bouquet of violets, damp earth, and sappy black cherry. This leads to a ripe, velvety-textured, intensely fruity, structured wine which will evolve for 4-5 years and drink well through 2020." (10/07) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "With its knockout nose of blackberries and baking spices, this is an instant stunner. It follows that overture with complex flavors in a similar theme. It's full bodied and mouthcoating in intensity. The only question mark is whether the firm tannins will help it mature gracefully or leave it with a persistent drying quality on the finish." (10/08) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Sexy raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are complemented by oak spice and fresh flowers. Supple, deeply concentrated red fruit flavors are enlivened by suave minerality and framed by silky tannins. This grenache offers a liqueur-like sweetness without undue weight." (Sept/Oct 2007)

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