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d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2005

Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia
  • RP 92
  • W&S 91
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Winemaker Notes

Some years ago, Chester Osborn sought out additional super premium Grenache fruit from McLaren Vale to meet the high demand for d'Arenberg's Grenache-based wines. Many old vineyards showed promise, although the vineyards were neglected with weeds and native grass dominating the vines. The vines resembled Medusa's hair - wild, struggling and gnarled - and became the inspiration for this wine. Over the years, these vines have become tamed and rejuvenated with d'Arenberg's tender loving care.

The 2005 Derelict Vineyard displays a... View More

Critical Acclaim

RP 92
The Wine Advocate

W&S 91
Wine & Spirits


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d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale, Australia
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