Domaine Clarendon is one of the less expensive wines in the Clarendon Hills stable, yet it still comes from the desirable Clarendon subregion of McLaren Vale.
The 2012 Clarendon Hills Domaine Clarendon is a full-bodied wine tasting of ripe plum and blackberry. The tannins are a little rough and extracted, and overall the wine is not too balanced. Much of the Shiraz from South Australia is very ripe. The good wines stay on the side of what is pleasantly drinkable. This wine is just on the other side for my taste.
It is often instructive to experience the wine on the second day. A couple of posts below I commented how a Scavino Barolo excelled on day two. This wine developed quite a harsh mouthfeel on the second day.