The nose features plum and bright red fruits with a hint of roasted meats, earth, pepper and exotic spices. The palate has some wonderful delicate fruit with blackberry joining the party. A touch of dried herbs adds a savory edge with fine, lifted tannins providing a long finish. It's cracking wine with sophistication—but don't worry it's still a lot of fun.
Varietal Blend: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
Australian Wine Companion
It hardly needs to be said that this wine is ludicrously good value. Mid-garnet in colour, it has an attractive raspberry, licorice and sage bouquet, then a medium-bodied and succulent palate, with Provencial herbs drawing out the finish. It's a very good example of the Rhone-inspired style, and excellent for early consumption.
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