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    d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2008
    Rhone White Blends - McLaren Vale, Australia


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    • RP88
    Price: $18.29
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 89 International Wine Cellar, 88 Wine Spectator, 88 The Wine Advocate

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Rhone White Blends

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Item no. 98529

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A blend of 72% Viognier and 28% Marsanne.

    Expressive aromatics of lime and lemon with peaches, pears and apricot stone jumping out of the glass and spicy, floral notes in the background. Great balance on the palate, the luscious stone fruit and ginger spices harmonized by savory nuty characters from the Marsanne. Wonderful combination of freshness, complexity and balance between fruit flavor, acid and alcohol.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Light, bright gold. Pungent aromas of tangerine, poached pear and floral honey over a subtle underpinning of minerals. Supple, gently sweet orchard fruit and melon flavors are firmed by a citrus zest quality and pick up an exotic floral note on the back end. This juicy, fruit-driven wine will work well with spicy foods.

    89 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    This silky white shows spicy pear and floral notes that mingle nicely on the finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported.

    88 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 The Hermit Crab is a blend of 72% Viognier and 28% Marsanne. The aromatics offer floral notes, honey, candle wax, and peach. Smooth-textured and ripe, the wine also has excellent depth and length. Enjoy it over the next 1-2 years.

    88 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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