2013 Vintage 94 Points - James Halliday
95 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com) "The 2005 Grenache Onkaparinga has alluring notes of mineral, damp earth, and black cherry. Opulent and layered, it has great depth, intense flavors, and a long, pure finish."
94-96 Points - Robert Parker "Roman Bratasiuk’s newest baby looks to be fabulous. From the gravel/ironstone soils of the Onkaparinga Vineyard, the 2005 Grenache exhibits exotic notes of kirsch, boysenberries, blackberries, white chocolate, and flowers. This spicy, exotic, full-throttle Grenache should evolve beautifully for 10-12 years."
94 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The 2006 Syrah Onkaparinga was reviewed as a barrel sample in Issue 173. From a better vintage, it is a fragrant, relatively forward, spicy, layered and friendly Syrah.
95 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The vintage was an excellent one, not quite as exceptional as 2005, but there may be cases in which selected 2006s may eventually outshine their 2005 counterparts. All of the 2006's fell within their predicted ranges (mostly near the high end) so I will keep my comments brief. Clarendon Hills 2006 Syrahs are superb. They appear to be less structured and more forward than the 2005's and will be more approachable early on.