Great news for d'Arenberg this month as a collection of their portfolio has scored 90 or more points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
A little about d'Arenberg
Family owned d’Arenberg is located in the breathtaking McLaren Vale in South Australia, and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst imbibers and judges alike – it’s a deft combination of winemaking tradition and vinous innovation. A tall order for some, but one that d’Arenberg takes in their stride as they continue to push the boundaries and get under the skin of each individual vineyard in order to get the best from the vines. This is backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to the ‘deadly serious fun’ of wine.
The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011
“Deep garnet-coloured with a hint of purple, the 2011 The Dead Arm Shiraz has a quite youthful nose revealing intense cassis, plum and mulberry scents with hoisin sauce, Szechuan pepper and an earthy undercurrent.”
The Galvo Garage 2010
“Medium garnet-coloured with a hint of purple, the 2010 The Galvo Garage Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that shows evolving aromas of cassis, dried mulberries and earth with hints of sandalwood, cigar boxes and pencil lead plus a touch of bay leaf. Medium-bodied, fresh and showing good concentration, it has a firm structure of chewy tannins and a long finish with an herbal lift.”
The Love Grass Shiraz 2012
“Deep garnet/purple, the 2012 The Love Grass Shiraz presents attractive aromas of fresh blackcurrants, black plums and mulberries with hints of cigar box, yeast extract, smoked bacon and earthy notes. Medium to full-bodied and solidly structured by chewy tannins, it has good fruit expression, finesse and a long finish.”
The Custodian Grenache 2012
“Pale to medium ruby/purple, the 2012 The Custodian Grenache reveals aromas of crushed black raspberries and black cherries with roses and earth nuances. Medium to full-bodied, the palate ripe, silky and seductive palate finishes with good length.”
The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
“Deep garnet/purple, the 2011 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon opens to earthy and meaty notes over a core of cassis, baked blackberries and mulberries plus tar, cloves, wild thyme and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied and showing good concentration and freshness, it is structured by grainy tannins and a long finish.”
The Wild Pixie Shiraz 2011
“Deep garnet/purple, the 2011 The Wild Pixie has a nose of red currants, red and black cherries, crushed blackberries and pepper with a hint of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with good concentration, the palate has exuberant red and black berry flavors, a solid frame of grainy tannins and a long finish.”
The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2011
“Pale to medium-ruby in colour, the 2011 The Derelict Vineyard Grenache has intense kirsch and white pepper nose with hints of dried herbs and dusty earth. Very peppery in the medium-bodied mouth,it has chewy tannins, a good expression of fruit and a long finish.”
The Dry Dam Riesling 2014
“The 2014 The Dry Dam Riesling opens with a nice citrus zest and floral-laced nose with hints of coriander seed and white peaches. Dry, lively and showing good intensity on the palate, this wine shows youthful vivacity before finishing long and clean.”
The Hermit Crab Viognier, Marsanne 2014
“The 2014 The Hermit Crab Marsanne / Viognier reveals a lovely white peach, lychee, baker’s yeast and jasmine nose lifted with some white roses and allspice notes. Medium-bodied, the satiny palate shows great intensity with just enough racy acidity adding to the good length.”
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