Clarendon Hills 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013

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Clarendon Hills 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013

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The Clarendon Hills 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013 beckons us to embark on a journey to South Australia's McLaren Vale, where the renowned Clarendon Hills winery crafts wines of distinction and character. Before we delve into the intricate details of this wine, let's take a moment to immerse ourselves in the winemaking heritage of McLaren Vale and the exceptional terroir it imparts to this vintage.

McLaren Vale's Winemaking Heritage: Nestled between rolling hills and the azure waters of the Gulf St. Vincent, McLaren Vale is a jewel in the crown of Australian winemaking. This region, blessed with a Mediterranean climate and ancient soils, has become synonymous with exceptional Syrah. The 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013 from Clarendon Hills pays homage to McLaren Vale's legacy, reflecting the region's commitment to crafting wines that convey the essence of the land. In this vintage, we encounter a wine that captures the essence of McLaren Vale's sun-soaked vineyards and the brilliance of the 2013 harvest.

Tasting Note - Clarendon Hills 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013:

Appearance: In the glass, the Clarendon Hills 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013 graces us with an opulent, deep garnet hue—a visual testament to the wine's depth and complexity.

Aroma: On the nose, this Syrah entices with a bouquet of ripe dark fruit, exotic spices, and intriguing subtleties. Luscious blackberries, plums, and dark cherries mingle gracefully with notes of clove, black pepper, and a whisper of vanilla.

Taste: The palate is an enchanting journey through McLaren Vale's terroir, amplified by the charm of the 2013 vintage. Layers of succulent dark fruit, including blackcurrants and blueberries, caress the palate, delivering a harmonious and elegantly structured character. Silky tannins and well-balanced acidity create a luxurious and inviting mouthfeel.

Finish: The finish is a testament to Clarendon Hills' winemaking prowess, leaving behind a lingering impression of dark fruit, hints of spice, and a gentle touch of oak.

Food Pairing:

  1. Pulled Pork Croquettes with Manchego (Wineology): Elevate your dining experience by pairing the Clarendon Hills 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013 with Wineology's pulled pork croquettes, featuring the richness of Manchego cheese. The wine's depth harmonizes with the dish's flavors, creating a memorable combination.

  2. Black Barley with Asparagus (Wineology): Embrace the wine's versatility with black barley from Wineology, complemented by fresh asparagus and honey pecan. The Syrah's structured character enhances the dish's complexity, resulting in a delightful pairing.

Indulge in the Clarendon Hills 'Onkaparinga' Syrah 2013, a wine that celebrates McLaren Vale's winemaking heritage and the elegance of the 2013 vintage, while savoring the culinary offerings of Wineology.

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Tasting notes from our sommeliers:

A sensational example of a syrah-style McLaren Vale red. Nice acidity, silky tannins, dark fruits.

Country: Australia | Region: McLaren Vale

Winemaker: Clarendon Hills | Vintage: 2013

Style: Red | Variety: Syrah

Primary Flavours: Blackberry, Blueberry, and Leather

Acidity: 3.0 | Sweetness: 2.0 | Tannin: 3.0 | Body: 5.0 | Alcohol: 4.0

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