The nose is packed with varietal plum, raspberry and black cherry with attractive spice and cracked pepper. There is a lifted floral note that brings elegance to what is clearly a rich and generous wine. The palate opens with concentrated red and dark fruits that forms a core that runs through the mid- palate. Licorice, lavender and soil characters add another dimension with lovely exotic spice building in the palate and becoming more evident as the wine opens up. There is a lovely generosity of fruit with ripeness well in check and the fine subtle tannins building to a savoury finish. This wine is drinking well on release and will cellar for up to 10 years.
One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine.. read more
12 months in new and older American and French oak barriques including casks.