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  1. 2008 Vintage Fortified Shiraz, d'Arenberg

    Generosity is the theme of this wine. The
    aromatic nose is a gift of baker’s
    chocolate, fresh pipe tobacco, and
    Christmas pudding, with fresh violets
    lingering in the background together with
    an array of spices, from nutmeg and
    cinnamon, to cloves and ginger. This wine
    has been fortified with high quality brandy
    spirit during the natural fermentation
    process. This has captured the beautiful
    character of the fermenting grapes. The
    palate is packed with intense flavours of
    plummy sweet fruit, figs, nuts, dried apricot,
    and exotic lively spice. Natural acidity has
    been retained and provides a structure on
    which the generous fruit body of this wine
    can sit. Chewy grape tannins carry this
    generosity through on a long and warm
    finish.

  2. NV The Nostalgia Rare, d'Arenberg

    In the glass it''s a burnished bronze with an
    alluring rim of olive - illustrating the great
    age of some of the parcels that have gone
    into this wine. The nose is at first a cascade
    of walnuts toasted almonds and rancio
    (drying, mature complex oak character). It
    then opens up to dried fruits, pears and
    apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon spice,
    further inspection gives up toffee, dried figs
    and burnt butter. The palate is very lively,
    tingling with spice and lift - a fantastic
    balance of freshness and age, the sweetness
    kept in check by the rancio.

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