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d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier McLaren Vale

Wine Details

Vineyard

d'Arenberg

Varietal

White Blend

Style

White

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne. This blend of two of d’Arenberg’s ‘Great White Hopes’ is the brother (or sister) of the most traditional of d’Arenberg’s red wines, the d’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache, and is similarly dressed, label-wise. A little bit about Marsanne before you find out why on earth this wine is called the Hermit Crab. Marsanne hails from the northern Rhone and has a reputation as a characterful, full-bodied varietal, or (as with the Hermit Crab), read more...d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne. This blend of two of d’Arenberg’s ‘Great White Hopes’ is the brother (or sister) of the most traditional of d’Arenberg’s red wines, the d’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache, and is similarly dressed, label-wise. A little bit about Marsanne before you find out why on earth this wine is called the Hermit Crab. Marsanne hails from the northern Rhone and has a reputation as a characterful, full-bodied varietal, or (as with the Hermit Crab), as a blending partner with more aromatic varieties with higher natural acidity than Marsanne. The wine can be deeply coloured, full-bodied with an aroma of honeysuckle and sometimes almonds. Texturally, Marsanne tends more towards oiliness, as well as honeysuckle fragrances when it ages. (hide)

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  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2015
  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2015