I recently tasted the 2009 Clarendon Grenache and loved it. I hope this newer bottling is as good! Deep garnet in the glass with medium intensity aromas of raspberry, dried sage, black cherry, dust, charred wood, coffee, blueberry jam and vanilla. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and bracing tannins. A full body with medium (+) intensity flavors of red fruit, oaky coffee, vanilla and charred wood along with some steeped blue fruit and rustic dust. The finish is a dry, short to medium length affair that hones in on the charcoal and black cherry notes. Overall, not as good as the ’09- it gets 91 points from me with a drinking window till 2028. I give this $45 wine 4 stars. Salut….