A fresh and tight white wine with a good level of restrained fruit intensity and ripeness. Its nose
is initially dominated by Riesling notes of citrus and lime, with passionfruit and tropical fruit
from the Sauvignon Blanc emerging. Spices, musk, freshly cut flower stems and almonds round
out the mid-palate, finished with great textural richness and crisp, clean acidity.
Light yellow. A complex bouquet suggests peach, pear, curry powder and mustard seed.
Juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors offer impressive depth and clarity for a wine at this price point,
with juicy acidity providing lift and cut. Finishes with very good sappy persistence and firm
minerality. Bats above its station in complexity but I wonder if the normal white wine customer for
this price point really wants something more simple.
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