2002 d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings
In its youth, d'Arenberg's Ironstone Pressings has a deep, dark plum purple colour matched by just as intense black cherry, dark chocolate, liquorice, tobacco, mixed spice and brooding ripe blackberry aromas. Mulberry, ripe plum and fresh pepper spice dominate the rich full bodied palate before a long, intense, rolling, dark bitter cherry tannin finish.After quite some time in bottle the intense colour fruit aromas and dusty gripping tannins tone down, the colour moving towards brown ruby red. Ev...
International Wine CellarFull medium ruby. Very ripe aromas of crushed dark berries and bitter chocolate. A step up in sweetness and texture from the Laughing Magpie. Very concentrated wine with fresh acidity. Also quite young and built to age.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 90.8 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 30 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for Australia-South Australia-Adelaide-Fleurieu-McLaren Vale: 95 (good year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>