The lifted nose is packed with dark fruit, attractive spice and cracked pepper. There is a lifted floral note that brings elegance to what is clearly a
generous wine. A velvety palate flaunts a core of concentrated red and dark fruits with hints of licorice and lavender supported by fine, subtle tannins.
67% Shiraz, 33% Grenache
Australian Wine Companion
The much-loved and admired d'Arry Osborn provided the foundation for son Chester (of kaleidoscopic and wild hair fame) to dramatically increase the sales volume of d'Arenberg without compromising quality. This is a light- to medium-bodied wine at the start of its life, which sounds oxymoronic, but isn't, as the track record of this long-lived wine proves. Raspberry, cherry and plum fruit with a dusting of chocolate and spice runs right through the palate. The wine has deceptive cellaring strength.
International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Very fresh, aromatic nose features black raspberry, violet, black pepper and licorice. Juicy and perfumed in the mouth, with a light touch to the intense red and dark berry and candied violet flavors. Quite brisk and refreshing, with zesty acidity adding spine. The spicy note carries through on the fruit-driven finish.
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... View More