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4 Ratings
d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones McLaren Vale

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Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) To taste this exotic mix of Iberian varieties is to embark upon a tantalizing journey of the senses. The nose exhibits an enticing mix of red, black and purple fruits such as plum, blackcurrant and dark cherry truffle. There is another layer of secondary aromas though, that makes this a seriously complex wine, mushrooms, autumn leaves and earth. A similar theme is found on the palate with flavours of red licorice, spice and peat all evident. The hallmark of this vintage though is a rhubarb, ironstone-like note that adds an incredible core of mineral tannins and bright acidity. The wine is both lively and complex at the same time.

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    Quite pungent when opened, needs some time in the glass as can be overly sour / tannic initially but softens over a coule of hours, even better next day. ruby colour, nose of plum and leather. Med to full bodied with fine edge of tannins with very juicy acidity. Needs some more time in bottle - try again in 2014-2017

    over 8 years