The palate is similarly dominated by the dark and brooding Shiraz. Fennel, cured meat and beetroot like flavours combine initially but over time some of the more savoury and closed notes lift, revealing the fruit sweetness that lies beneath; plums, blackberry and dark cherry.
Wine Enthusiast(2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 09/01/2013
Ken's Wine Guide(2004 Vintage) This dark purple wine has a very expressive fruit bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine was very balanced and had good plum and blackberry flavors. The finish was extended and dry. Enjoy...
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) "The 2006 The Laughing Magpie is composed of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier. Deep crimson/violet in color, it offers up notes of cherry, ginger, black tea, tar, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, layered flavors of cherry, blueberry, and dark chocolate make an appearance accompanied by ripe tannin and excellent concentration leading to a long, refined finish. It will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and drink well through 2020. D’Arenberg has been owned and operated by the Osborn family since i...
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage)