Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Full bodied, rich purple in colour and palate weight, layered and firm tannins and structure.

Hand-picked, basket pressed and open fermented, 10% whole bunch and racked into 2nd and 3rd French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation 16 months.


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94 Points Ray Jordan Wine Pilot


Ray Jordan - Wine Pilot

This is another of the initial range of Clandestine Vineyards using the wonderful fruit of McLaren Vale’s Blewitt Springs. The vineyard itself was planted back in 1923 so it also brings some marvelous old vine complexity to the table. Beautifully perfumed and seductive grenache with a brightness and lively expression that captures the essence of this variety. The use of old large French oak has allowed the perfumed rose petal notes of the fruit to emerge without compromise. It’s medium bodied and just so yummy with the chalky tannins shaping and focusingthe long palate.

Dan Traucki

Clandestine Vineyards 2018 McLaren Vale #grenache – hand picked, basket pressed, vivid purple/ red in colour, lifted floral & berry aromas on the bouquet, with just a hint of earthiness.The palate is elegant, well rounded, beautifully balanced with a hint of fruit sweetness on the front palate & a nice tight lingering dry finish. A REAL RIPPER!!

Shanteh Wong - Wine Pilot

This is a Grenache for lovers of dare I say it, Gigondas. Red black and blue fruited tones, deep red cherries, ripe blood plum and blackberry. A huge array of botanicals and spice from juniper berries to clove, soft licorice and dark chocolate. The small percentage of whole bunch adds a sliver of herbs, sage and wintergreen.The palate is lifted and elegant, a touch of alcohol sweetness on the finish reminding you yes this is Grenache. They have packed a whooping amount into this bottle and the generosity of fruit and aromatic lifts represent Blewitt Springs and McLaren Vale alike.

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