2001 D'Arenberg Wines Shiraz/Viognier the Laughing Magpie Mclaren Vale1 Rating
2001 D'Arenberg Wines Shiraz/Viognier the Laughing Magpie Mclaren Vale
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Wine.comVivid dark purple in color. The viognier adds fragrance and the perfume of flowers, nectarines, ginger and herbs, serving to enhance the very ripe spectrum of the shiraz - blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry. These same characters are also evident on the palate and prevail with a smooth glycerol impact, following through to the mid palate with fruity tannin. The structure has an accent on fine structure and gritty long fruit tannin. After time in bottle the d'Arenberg's Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier's flavors should intensify. The restrained tannin and acidity will read more...produce a seamless velvety rolling length with age. (hide)
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/02.
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
Vintage ChartRating for Australia-South Australia-Adelaide-Fleurieu-McLaren Vale: 95 (good year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>