(2003 Vintage) This highly treasured Shiraz takes its name from the vitner's pet Kookaburra bird. The wine has an amazing dark reddish-purple color with added fragrance and flower perfume by the Viognier. Red currant, blueberry, herbs and cedar flavors tail into an incredible finish. In keeping true to their winemaking, d’Arenberg still basket crushes all of their grapes.
Wine Enthusiast(2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 09/01/2013
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)
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...