2006 Clarendon Hills "Romas" Grenache (Previously $70)
A remarkable wine; the flavour echoes and ricochets around the mouth, building on the back-palate and finish; a wine of extraordinary thrust, but also polish. From 80-year-old vines, made without acid addition, fining or filtration.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Grenache Romas Vineyard is the tightest and most structured of the Grenaches. Impeccably balanced, it should evolve for 8-10 years and drink well through 2030.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid ruby. Exotic Asian spices and smoky minerals accent fresh raspberry and boysenberry on the nose; shows more perfumed anise, patchouli and vanilla notes with aeration. Sweet black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors are sharpened by tangy minerals but betray no rough edges. This really stains the palate, leaving deep dark berry liqueur and candied floral notes behind, eventually. This is irresistible now.
Ripe and expressive, with bold plum, blackberry and spicy, meaty flavors that mingle harmoniously on a medium-weight frame, persisting impressively on the generous finish.