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46 Ratings
d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier McLaren Vale

Wine Details




White Blend



Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Many of McLaren Vale’s vineyards are on free-draining soils underlain with limestone, formed by the calcareous remains of the local marine fauna. One such creature was the Hermit Crab, a reclusive little crustacean that inhabits the cast-off shells of others. The Osborn family thought the name appropriate for this, McLaren Vale’s first ever blend of Viognier and Marsanne. “Hermit” is also an abbreviation for the French appellation of Hermitage, where the Marsanne grape variety dominates.

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    fresh and rich. gorgeous floral notes, nice edge of acidity and great length.

    almost 10 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2015