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d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz - Viognier
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Wine Details

Vineyard

d'Arenberg

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Upon release d’Arenberg’s The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier has a vivid dark purple colour. The Viognier adds fragrance and the perfume of flowers, nectarines, ginger and herbs, serving to enhance the very ripe spectrum of the Shiraz, namely 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 a gritty long fruit tannin.

After time in bottle the d’Arenberg’s Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier’s flavours should intensify as with other wines from the d’Arenberg stable.

The restrained tannin and acidity will produce a seamless velvety rolling length with age.

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    From the cellar. Still bold and flavorful, but glad the tannins mellowed a bit. Right on target.

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/03.
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.