Original
69 Ratings
d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz - Viognier

Wine Details

Vineyard

d'Arenberg

Style

Red

Wine Description

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.

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    really enjoyable glad I let it lay for a bit after buying it others in the cellar r prob good 4 8-10 more yrs

    about 3 years
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    drank in Oct 2010 ... too young too be enjoyed , it's so tight

    about 3 years
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    92 points. exceptional.

    about 6 years
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    92 points. exceptional.

    about 6 years
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    grrreat. 92 points.

    about 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    "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
  • International Wine Cellar
    Ruby-red. Seductive red and dark berries on the nose, with deeper soy and dark chocolate notes. Fresh and juicy, with energetic blueberry and cassis flavors, a hint of violet pastille and dusty tannins. Firms up on the finish, taking on notes of licorice and plum preserve. Impressively persistent, sappy and really delicious now.