7 Ratings
d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) Deep, dark red. Very developed for its age, but showing a pleasingly rustic nose of leather, earth, slightly cooked, jammy plum and sweet cassis. Plush and generous on the palate, with bright small be...

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  • Robert Parker
    "The 2002 Ironstone Pressings GSM may be the finest example of this cuvee I have yet tasted. A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 5% Mourvedre, its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by an explosive perfume of dried herbs, black fruits, ground pepper, licorice, and old oak. This full-bodied, powerful, opulent blend boasts loads of fruit, wonderfully sweet glycerin, and a long finish with outstanding purity, definition, and structure. Drink it now and over the next 10-12 years. "
  • International Wine Cellar
    Full 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.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/04.