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【Roman Bratasiuk(Clarendon Hills的莊主)是全球最偉大的釀酒師之一】- Robert Parker Jr. 《The World’s Greatest Wine Estates》
【Exceptional consistency and quality, a tribute to the old vines from which the wine come】- James Halliday
Robert Parker在一次蒙瓶試飲中,被一支酒迷得神魂顛倒,這支酒便是Clarendon Hills的旗艦酒Astralis (星光園),從1994年Robert Parker喝到的首個年份開始,之後每年的分數都高到嚇人,2001到2006更是連續6年99分,在世界名酒版圖中占有一席之地。
位於澳州Adelaide南方約40公里的Clarendon Hills酒莊,在1991年才推出第一個年份,馬上就受到國際知名酒評的認同。然而Clarendon Hills的高分秘訣居然是其堅持傳統與簡化的釀酒哲學,100%的單一葡萄園及單一品種,讓葡萄自己說話。
這個酒莊主要大致由八款Syrah、六款的Grenache、三款的Cabernet 和一款Merlot,一款Mourvedre酒款,並且都以其單一葡萄園葡萄釀製而成,充分展示各葡萄園的風土特點以及葡萄品種的特性。加上這些老藤葡萄園都是非常古老,不進行灌溉沒有受到根瘤蚜侵擾,非常獨特的葡萄園,採收和釀造都是手工進行的。

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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (RP92) Stained Label

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$280
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$280

Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

** This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Grand-Cru’ classification.

92+ points Robert Parker: The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham offers the most saturated color. The aromatics feature Asian spices, violets, and incense along with expressive black fruits. Structured and tannic, bordering on austere on the palate, it is a muscular, brawny effort that will require 6-8 years of cellaring to become approachable.

94 points Vinous : Opaque ruby. Powerful aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, smoky minerals, lavender and Indian spices. Deeply concentrated, palate-staining dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are framed by chewy tannins and pick up strong spice and floral notes with air. Still quite young but already expressive, finishing with lingering notes of sweet dark berries and candied flowers.

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Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Grenache 2005 (ST93,RP91)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$300
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$300HK$270

Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Grenache 2005

93 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar (Oct 2007): 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 would be tempted to drink it now, just to wallow in the seductive fruit. 

92 points Wine & Spirits (Oct 2008) :This has the dried grape skin character of an Amarone, but with a completely different flavor. Peppermint oil, sour cherry and strawberry scents emerge out of an initially black attack. The underlying earthiness will match short ribs. 

91 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Oct 2007): The 2005 Grenache Blewitt Springs is leaner and more structured than the Hickinbotham. 

91 points Wine Spectator (Oct 2007): Smooth and ripe, with pomegranate and red cherry fruit at the core and a strong overlay of peppery spice. The slightly gritty tannins need cellaring, but this should get there. Best from 2009 through 2015 .

ABOUT THIS VINEYARD 

This is a Premier Cru vineyard that, by definition offers a perfect balance of roundness and approachable enjoyability in the short term- however has all the structural components and balance to comfortably cellar for decades. Within the Premier Cru vineyard calibre, each bottle indemnifies its owner with wines that balance short term enjoyment with future decades of pleasure. The site itself is located in Blewitt Springs and was planted in 1920. Old vines provide very small, thick skinned berries and this is evident in the natural expression from this vineyard.

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Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache 2007 (JH94)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$360
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$360HK$330

Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache 2007 **This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills Grand Cru classification. 94 points James Halliday: “While the colour is slightly more developed than the ’07 Kangarilla Grenache, here the wine is in balance; spice and red berry aromas are followed by a complex palate, adding a touch of forest to the overall expression. Will be long lived if the cork permits.” James Halliday Wine Companion, 2011 93 points eRobertParker.COM: “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.” Jay Miller, eRobertParker.com, 2009

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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2005 (WA97,WS95)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$410
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$410

Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2005

97 points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate (Oct 2007): The 2005 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard is opaque purple colored with aromas of crushed rocks, toasty oak, tar, licorice, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. Muscular and large in scale, it will profit from a decade of cellaring and drink well through 2030. (JM)

95 points Wine Spectator (Oct 2007): Big, rich and juicy, with plum, blueberry and a range of sweet spices. The fine tannins wrap around the generous mouthful of flavors, which linger powerfully. A touch of coffee adds interest, and the finish just doesn't quit. Best from 2010 through 2020.

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep 2007): Saturated purple. Powerful boysenberry, blueberry and licorice aromas are complicated by an amaro like herbal bitterness, with a vanilla and mocha undercurrent adding another element. Broad, sweet and penetrating dark fruit flavors possess stunning density, with palate saturating depth and power. Do you drink this or eat it ? This displays a compellingly balanced shock and awe personality uniquely its own another otherworldly example of this producer's style.

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Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2007 (WS93,WA91)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$420
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$420HK$380

Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2007

93 points Wine Spectator: Firm, slightly gritty in texture, giving way to pure, focused black currant, plum and spice flavors. Weaves in a touch of tar on the long, expressive finish.

91 points Wine Advocate: The 2007 Romas Vineyard Grenache has a medium garnet-purple color and moderately intense dried cherry and mulberry aromas with some spicy fruits of the forest compote and dark chocolate notes. Crisp, concentrated and very spicy on the palate, it offers a medium level of chewy tannins and a long opulent finish.

91 points Wine Enthusiast: The rare Australian Grenache you might consider cellaring for more than a couple of years, the 2007 Romas features dark, plummy fruit accented with hints of coffee and chocolate. It’s full bodied and richly textured without being overly astringent, with a long finish. Drink 2012–2020.

ABOUT THIS VINEYARD: The Romas Grenache site  is located in Blewitt Springs and was planted in 1920. The 'Romas Grenache' is the steepest, most elevated section of the Blewitt Springs Grenache vineyard. its uniquely special characters warrant its isolation and quarantine from the lower part of the Blewitt Springs vineyard. This patch sits at 280 metres above sea level and is approximately 7 Kms to the ocean. It enjoys a perfect due East aspect on a hillside that in some places reaches above a +40˚ slope gradient. The old vines struggle to survive on a steep rock hill face with yields a microscopic 0.5 tonne / acre. Each of the Blewitt Springs, Romas and Onkaparinga Grenache sites are planted on the same hill side. The Blewitt Springs and Romas patches are due East facing and the Onkaparinga site is at the uppermost hilltop/crown area but is western facing. All sites are within 200 metres of each other and offering special and individual expressions. These vineyards are globally unique - the unparalleled combination of 95+ year old, pre phylloxera vines planted in the oldest geology planet earth - surveyed at 1600 million years old ;produces rare and exotic exhibitions of Grenache, not seen anywhere else in the world. Underneath these old vines are primordial, ancient formations. There is a complete lack in nitrogenous matter available for plants/vines seeking nutrient and this results in extremely limited growth capabilities (Romas vines are approx 30 cm tall and each site produces less than 1 tonne / acre. The environment has effectively reduced the output potential of these vines. The rich and ancient minerals present in the root zone of these special 95+ year old vines also impart rare physiological components to the vines and excellent grapes are a result.

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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2006 (WA97)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$430
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$430

Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2006 

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Feb 2009) : The 2006 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard combines a voluptuous flavor profile with enough ripe tannin to evolve for 6-8 years. Drink it from 2015 to 2031. 97+ (JM)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Oct 2008): Opaque violet. Initially brooding nose quickly opened to display powerful raspberry, kirsch and violet scents. Vivid red and dark berry flavors are corralled by nervy minerality and silky tannins, with anise and rose pastille notes building on the back end. Blends depth, sweetness and finesse with a deft hand, finishing with mounting sweetness but no candied character. Pretty cool stuff. (JR)

ABOUT THIS VINEYARD : Part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Grand Cru’ classification.

The Hickinbotham family are instrumental players in Australian wine history, and Alan Hickinbotham bought this estate in 1960.

Clarendon Hills sources wines from this stately vineyard to produce a single site Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and old-vine Grenache – all detailed by the Hickinbotham family name. Richly compact soils provide depth and a vineyard unique signature across the varietal spectrum. Highly elevated in the sub district of Clarendon - the vines ripen later than most and develop individuality as a result