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    d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2004
    Rhone Red Blends - McLaren Vale, Australia

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    • JH94
    • RP91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Australian Wine Companion, 91 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Item no. 88062

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This wine is named in honour of d'Arenberg's principal, Francis d'Arenberg Osborn, universally known as d'Arry. d'Arry's Original – called d'Arry's Burgundy in the 60's, 70's and 80's (in the days when medium bodied red wines with a soft finish were always called Burgundy) has always been made from Shiraz and Grenache, the backbone varieties of McLaren Vale, grown on d'Arenberg's low-yielding, 19th century vineyards.

    d'Arry's Original is very much a traditional style of wine, being rich, lucious and opulently soft and very much an expression of terroir and variety which ages spectacularly. The final blend varies from year to year in an effort to maintain the well-established hallmarks of d'Arry's Original.

    In its youth d'Arry's Original display a bright magenta like brick red colour. The nose invariably attacks with lifted spicy cinnamon plum, mulberry & prune aromas. Typically cherry, wild strawberry & lolly-like musk smells also, as well as tighter liquorice, spice, rosemary & fennel smells. Hints of coffee & caramel on the nose are usually quite evident on the palate; a backdrop for cherry-raspberry & richer mulberry-blackberry primary fruit. The palate is typically d'Arenberg & McLaren Vale, soft & rich in the middle, rolling on to a soft but slightly piquant acid/tannin finish.

    Well cellared, d'Arry's Original becomes, soft, generous, full flavored, velvety long & seamless in bottle, with no particular component standing out, as more than four decades of previous vintages have shown.

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    User Reviews:

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    dcvessey (9/29/2010)
    This is one of the best wines I've had in years. Typical of McLaren Vale, it is well balanced and bursting with great aroma.
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    Nathan O (8/3/2010)
    Maybe I got a bad bottle, but I was looking forward to this wine based upon its ratings and review. When I opened the bottle, The first two things I noticed were the beautiful color of the cork and the wine. The wine had decent legs, but upon sniffing the cork, I knew I was about to be let down. The cork smelled slightly vinegary, the bouquet was similarly hinting heavy handed on acid and tannin. Upon sipping the wine I noticed that the cork and bouquet belied the true nature of the wine. The tannins and acid were heavy handed, so much so that I could barely taste any of the undertones. I definitely won't buy this again. I'll still to my Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons.
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    elf (9/26/2010)
    I loved it...really a nice change from some of the other reds I've been drinking. I would definitely buy a case of this.
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    Bill from Colorado (9/22/2010)
    You can't go wrong with a McLaren Vale, Australia wine rated 91 by Robert Parker. This blend by d'Arenberg is a winner. I always find this wine satisfying, rich tasting and excellent with dinner or just for a relaxing evening.
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    Edward Andersen (9/14/2010)
    Excellent
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    Erik Wilson (9/29/2010)
    Perhaps I just got a good bottle, having read some of the negative reviews. But my experience was a pleasant one; I enjoyed the really dry, rich flavor, and it had a nice finish. I should note, however, that my wife hated it, and couldn't finish a glass. The price is also hard to beat.
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    oldNgreen (9/28/2010)
    Not a bad wine, not smooth enough for my taste
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    Marcelo (9/26/2010)
    Nothing surprising, a good value. Good to open without thinking too much. Sort of typical Australian wine. D'arenberg makes much better wines.
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    Torqueboy528 (9/24/2010)
    Had this in a bar, so bought the bottle - just didn't drink as well as some other similar wines... not a bold pallette.
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    Vine22 (9/21/2010)
    I was expecting more than what I rec'd with this one. It had that 'tanky', fake fruit/concentrate aroma & flavor.

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