WA 92 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. JM Oct 2007.
WA 91 The Grenache offerings begin with the purple-colored 2007 Grenache Clarendon. It offers up an expressive nose of spice box, cassis, and cherry compote. Structured on the palate, it has outstanding depth and concentration, savory flavors, and 2-3 years of aging potential. JM Dec 2009.
WA 92 The 2006 Grenache Kangarilla Vineyard is the most fragrant of the Grenache offerings as well as the most pleasure-bent. It should be drunk up during its first decade of life. JM Feb 2009.
WA 91+ The 2007 Grenache Kangarilla has excellent floral notes in its perfume and plenty of density on the palate but this structured effort will also require several years of cellaring. JM Dec 2009.
Jeremy Oliver 95 points, Wine Specatator 93 points, WA 90. WA 90 The wine exhibits a lovely dark ruby color along with a big, sweet kiss of black cherry liqueur intermixed with hints of tobacco leaves and resiny pine scents. Aromatic, smooth, velvety textured, and sexy, this is a full-bodied, delicious Grenache to drink over the next 7-8 years. RPJ Oct 2006.
93 | Vinous , Antonio Galloni. Deep ruby. Explosive raspberry, blackberry and blueberry scents, along with suave Asian spices and fresh rose. Mouth-filling red berry flavors offer impressive clarity and silky texture for such volume. Velvety tannins add shape to this dense, strikingly sweet fruit bomb. I'd be tempted to drink it now, just to wallow in the seductive fruit.
WA 93 My favorite of the 2007 Grenache cuvees is the 2007 Grenache Onkaparinga. Aside from being the most approachable, it has the most enticing perfume with its notes of underbrush, incense, lavender, black cherry and blackberry liqueur. Velvety but with some underlying tannin, it has succulent fruit, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish. It will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring but can be enjoyed now. JM Dec 2009.
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