7 Ratings
d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings

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(2004 Vintage) In its youth, d’Arenberg's The Ironstone Pressings has a deep, dark plum-purple color matched by just as intense black cherry, spice, plum, strawberry, a little liquorice and brooding blackcurrant aromas. Mulberry, ripe plum and fresh pepper dominate the rich full-bodied palate before a long, intense, rolling, dark cherry spice and gritty tannin finish. Eventually, the Grenache and Shiraz blossom as rich, sweet, violet-like scents, with spicy based aroma, before malty, sweet, dark chocolate fla...

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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 97, July/August 2001 Medium ruby. Very ripe but cool aromas of black fruits, minerals, licorice, pepper and mint. Sweet, creamy and concentrated; pliant and deep, with complicating spice tones. A firmly tannic blend with the structure to develop in bottle.
  • Robert Parker
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 135
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 135 on Jun-01
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/00
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine