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d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz - Viognier
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Wine Details

Vineyard

d'Arenberg

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

Upon release d’Arenberg’s The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier has a vivid dark purple colour. The Viognier adds fragrance and the perfume of flowers, nectarines, ginger and herbs, serving to enhance the very ripe spectrum of the Shiraz, namely blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry.

These same characters are also evident on the palate and prevail with a smooth glycerol impact, following through to the mid palate with fruity tannin.. The structure has an accent on fine structure and a gritty long fruit tannin.

After time in bottle the d’Arenberg’s Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier’s flavours should intensify as with other wines from the d’Arenberg stable.

The restrained tannin and acidity will produce a seamless velvety rolling length with age.

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    better with food. has a bite. needs to breathe.

    almost 2 years
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    Not as good as their grumpy stump.

    almost 2 years
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    deep tea tannin fruity soft

    almost 2 years
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    nothing spectular

    almost 2 years
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    too harsh

    almost 2 years
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    so so

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 09/01/2013
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 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...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage)