2020 'The Hundred' Clarendon Grenache
The 'Hundred' range exemplifies the diversity in style that can be achieved with McLaren Vale Grenache by focusing on single vineyard wines from some of the region's finest sub-zones.
The dry grown bush vines for this Single Vineyard Grenache, were planted in 1923 on ancient loam soil over red-brown clay and bedrock. The vineyard is situated 220m above sea level, on the moderate to steep hills of the Clarendon Onkaparinga Gorge.
Fruit is hand harvested and whole berry sorted, then vinified in open fermenters and gently basket pressed. The result is an elegant and fragrant wine that is a pure expression of both site and variety.
RRP $45.00 p/bottle - $270 p/case (6 bottles)
Awards & Reviews
Wine Orbit - Sam Kim - 95 Points
“Offering perfume and purity, the wine shows Black Doris plum, tapenade, hazelnut and violet aromas with a hint of vanilla complexity. The concentrated palate displays fleshy texture and plump mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by supple tannins, making it elegantly opulent. At its best: now to 2032."
The Real Review - Huon Hooke - 94 Points
“Medium to full red colour with a tinge of purple and a powerfully spicy, Turkish Delight nose that summons 'roasting pan scrapings' and graphite-minerally notes, as well as a smoky-char aspect. The wine is full-bodied and generously proportioned, with lots of glycerol and a glossy texture, the spice and dark-cherry flavours roll very long on the aftertaste and the tannins are ripe and balanced. Some alcohol warmth persists, all within style”
The Wine Front - Gary Walsh - 93 Points
“From the Smart vineyard, Clarendon, planted in 1923. Red fruits, almond, floral, spicy, slight smokiness, a mint and nori thing happening and a this old school fly spray business, which some may find an odd reference, though old-timers may get it. Medium-bodied, red fruits, fine emery tannin, nutty and gently chewy, again the almond and subtle spice, and a firm finish offering some salinity and plump red fruit. Lovely drink."