Domaine Clarendon Tasty Trio
2017 Domaine Clarendon Old Vines Grenache
Colour: Bright Crimson
Nose: A floral perfume of lavender, rose petals and violets plays with strawberry fruit while undercurrents of Turkish delight and maraschino cherry contrast with star anise and Chinese five-spice lightly pepper the edges.
Palate: The bright natural acidity creates a kaleidoscopic effect on the palate, highlighting the purity of red fruit and the elegance of perfectly balanced acid, fruit, and lightly chalky textures. It is amazingly focused and clean and charismatic yet extremely generous in its composition and is capable of significant dividends in the years to come
McLaren Vale has some of the worlds oldest vines planted in some of the worlds oldest geology. Taste the rocks and listen to their unique and ancient stories and celebrate some of the best terroirs in Australia.
2017 Domaine Clarendon BDX
Colour: Deep Crimson
Nose: A harmonious combination of cassis, chocolate and spring flowers across forrest floor notes, polished wooden furniture, pencil shaving with understated black olive in what is a generous offering demonstrating the Merlot bias in the composition. As the glass evolves the altitude of perfume slowly rises and a bouquet of cedar, roast almond, leather boot and blackcurrant liqueur finely interlace and create something quite unique and sophisticated.
Palate: There is careful attention to detail across this finely polished and creamy smooth palate that evidently reflects the 60% Merlot inclusion. Layers of pure black fruit, earthy olive tapenade and subtle degrees of cigar tobacco, roast almond and baking spice nuance throughout this classical styled composition.
2014 Domaine Clarendon Syrah
Planted in the rocky high reaches of cool climate Clarendon, McLaren Vale the winemaker designed Domaine Clarendon Syrah vineyard utilises single stake vines, reminiscent of northern Rhone vineyards to express the ancient Clarendon terroir with flair and grace. Consistent tasting notes of graphite, iodine, roast meat, black cardamom, chocolate and black olive with blueberry plum fruits on a layered silken palate. This young vineyard of profound pedigree offers a solid introduction to the Clarendon Hills collection. Taste the rocks and listen to their ancient story.
Domaine Clarendon Syrah vineyard was designed and planted by Roman Bratasiuk in 2003. Astralis vineyard cuttings were propagated across a select Clarendon site that spans an 1100 metre width and an 80 metre altitude drop. The 36 acre vineyard also features a major eastern facade that descends in to the ancient Onkaparinga Gorge and sits atop of some of the oldest geology in all of McLaren Vale. The Clarendon location overlooks all of Blewitt Springs and the greater McLaren Vale and St Vincent Gulf vista. A simply magical location that is the embodiment of an enduring dream of Roman Bratasiuk’s to design and create a world class vineyard and further his 33 year pursuit of capturing ultimate terroir expressions across the local sub-districts of Blewitt Springs and Clarendon regions in McLaren Vale.
Single stake, non cordon trellised, 7 foot tall bush vines reflect the ancient terroir of Clarendon sub-region with astonishing constitution. The site is McLaren Vale’s highest altitude vineyard and is located in the coolest part of McLaren Vale on its North Eastern border with the cool climate Adelaide Hills wine region. The site demonstrates a definitive sense of place and exhibits a cool climate Syrah character laced with natural acidity and Asian spices.
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