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Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache 2020


The Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache reveals a Grand Cru standard expression and is made only in the best years. Richly layered and deeply flavoured, the single vineyard expression hails from a west facing high altitude site in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. Planted in the 1940’s the site reveals notes of confectionary, Turkish delight, musk, violet, blueberry, raspberry, cherry skin, 5 spice and incense along with crushed rock. Harmoniously balanced and effortlessly powerful, the supple tannins are already soft enough to open up and enjoy today.


The Onkaparinga Grenache hasn’t been made as a stand alone expression since 2015. This 2020 vintage release is a very special early release and offers collectors and enthusiasts a chance to witness a legend in the making.


The 2020 Onkaparinga Grenache was amongst 2022’s Most Highly Recommended Wines by the Gourmet Traveller Wine.


“From a section of the vineyard located on a gentle, west-facing slope, this has a ripe-blueberry nose and some glossy spices on offer. The palate has a very sleek and fresh feel. The most supple and rounded of the 2020 Clarendon Hills grenache wines, this has charm and purpose. Drink over the next decade.”




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