Riesling gives the finesse and class to this wine, Sauvignon blanc adds loads of aromatics, and the Marsanne and Roussanne provide complexity, weight and nuttiness to the palate. The resulting wine is an exotic mix of citrus, stone fruits, passionfruit, guava and tinned pineapple which develops into a long savoury, nutty like finish. The mouthfeel is rich and luscious without being overly oily, kept in check by a fine line of mineral acidity.
An incredibly intense aromatic display of
lifted gooseberry, kaffir lime, and freshly cut
pineapple entices you to keep your nose in
the glass where subtle hints of crushed
lemongrass, and just-snapped snow pea also
start to emerge. This symphony of
aromatics literally leaps out of the glass at
you. The mouth-watering palate is driven by
tropical fruit characters which dance in step
with an extreme linear acidity that keeps all
of those heady flavours in balance, wrapped
tightly together on a long and fine finish.
Enjoy this wine chilled, in its youth, with
intensely flavoured Asian spiced dishes. Or
simply open a bottle anytime you want to
This wine is clean, concentrated and refreshing. The nose is lifted with an abundance of honey and citrus notes and the palate is full of lemon pie, honey dew and quince paste flavours. The acidity is tight but forgiving, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine with a long finish.
The Viognier certainly takes centre stage on the nose in the guise of stone fruits, candied ginger and florals. In the background for those keen on honing their senses, Marsanne adds slightly more exotic notes of green mango, hay and almond. The palate has a lovely medium bodied weight to it, without any of that oiliness that over ripe Viognier can deliver. Precise acid throughout and a mild pithy texture on the finish ensure freshness and spice to keep the sweetness of the fruit in check.
The wine displays lovely peach and creamy notes, with an oyster shell minerality that runs through the palate. Full flavoured and textured but with a vibrant acidity and a long lingering finish, this wine delivers a plethora of stone fruit, blossoms and savoury notes. The oak influence is minimal allowing the true flavours of the fruit to shine.
The Shiraz offers dark plum fruits, mulberries and licorice with plenty of concentration, depth and velvety tannin.
The Grenache adds a lovely lusciousness to the wine with raspberry, blueberry and floral notes adding prettiness.
Both of the afore mentioned varieties also give a little white pepper character which has been accentuated in the cooler vintage and really acts as a point of interest.
Finally, the Mourvedre provides a perception of elegance and restraint through its red fruits with a hint of dried herb and fine chalky tannin.
A fruit driven yet refreshing Chardonnay.
Loads of stonefruit, pear drop, florals and
tropical notes. The palate is sleak and long
but with enough generosity to round out
any harsh edges. A touch of spice and
woodiness is added from the subtle use of
old French oak, no chariness or sweet
coconut character mind you. Clean and
fresh and immensely slurpable.
The d''Arrys Original is a crowd favourite for
more than sentimental reasons. The 2014
version has a lifted bouquet full of mixed
fruit and baking spices, complimented by
ever so subtle fresh leather and sandalwood
notes. The palate is surprisingly quite
elegant but again the complexity of flavours
really sets it apart as a wine. There is a
wonderful balance between acid and fruit
sweetness that leaves this wine right in the
zone. Whilst the fruit adds generosity, the
fine acid sits it up in the palate giving lovely
shape which translates into freshness. The
tannins also, whilst playing a role, are
beautifully integrated leaving us with a fine
drying sensation onto which the remnants
of fruit cling. Undoubtedly one of the best
value wines in the d''Arenberg stable, a level
of sophistication rarely seen at this price
point. Sure to please in youth yet with a
promise to develop ever greater range and
This is a wine of great presence, loaded with
classic Cabernet Sauvignon characters of
cassis, plums, cedar, red capsicum and
violets. Despite the depth and complexity of
the fruit, the palate remains true to
Cabernet form, providing a sleek mouthfeel
framed by a long line of fine, chalky tannins.
Powerful, aromatic, persistent and
charming all at once. While this wine offers
enough fruit to be enjoyed in youth, expect
5-8 further years of careful cellaring to
enhance its overall quality and enjoyment.
This wine is straw yellow with a pretty
green hue. It has aromas of citrus, pineapple
and honeydew melon. The palate is textural
and exotic and tastes of vibrant mango,
papaya and green melon. Tangy acidity
rounds out the wine beautifully and
contributes to a long, spicy finish.