Clarendon Hills Domaine Clarendon Grenache 2020


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McLaren Vale, Australia
95 points




Roman Bratasiuk founded Clarendon Hills in 1990 and embarked on a journey that would irreversibly change the landscape of the Australian wine industry. Trained as a Biochemist, Roman taught himself how to make wine. Roman’s deeply prophetic vision saw him introduce the single vineyard concept to Australian wine in 1990. Roman also pioneered the Australian Grenache category with the release of Australia’s first single vineyard, 100% Grenache: the 1991 Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Grenache. Roman also unearthed and discovered one of Australia’s greatest single vineyards with his discovery of the Astralis Syrah vineyard in Blewitt Springs in 1990. Roman’s undying dedication to his craft over the last 34 years and persistent pragmatic refinement across the last 3 decades has seen Clarendon Hills develop a worldwide, first-class reputation. Roman’s relentless work highlighting these remarkable old vine Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet vineyards spread throughout the Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub-districts is something to behold.

Low-yielding, dry-grown vines from the Blewitt Springs region in McLaren Vale were hand-picked and followed by a partial whole berry, wild yeast fermentation. All pressings were returned to the barrel and eventually bottled onsite without fining or filtration after 18 months in French Oak. The Domaine Clarendon Grenache represents a regional wine composed of the declassified Grenache fruit from the Clarendon Hills single vineyard Grenache wines.


95 - 95 points
Wine Advocate

The 2020 Grenache Old Vines Clarendon Vineyard is saturated with blood, salted raspberry, licorice, and fennel seeds. The supple and elegant fruit is stretched over a framework of very fine but firm tannins. Awesome structure, shape, drive, savoury tannins, and length of flavour. It has a grunt. Some amaro and alpine herbs. Very smart.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2030
Food pairing
Slow cooked beef with mushroom tartlet

Tasting Profile

Offering an abundance of fresh-cut flowers like violet and roses, there are red cherry, blood orange, and raspberry-like characters throughout the bright acidity on the palate that illuminates the fruit for all to see. The tannin is like fine talcum and the flavours are at a full 10/10 at this stage of relative infancy. Experience the charm of the exceptional 2020 vintage.

Clarendon Hills Domaine Clarendon Grenache 2020

Clarendon Hills Domaine Clarendon Grenache 2020

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