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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

(2009 Vintage) The nose is expressive and rich with orange peel, candied ginger and citrus blossom complimenting the varietal apricot character. The Marsanne shows itself in the peach and nutty complexity which is married nicely with an appealing straw like vegetal character. The palate has a lovely balance of sweetness, palate weight and acidity. Lemon and lime characters are prominent on the luscious palate with a lively granny smith apple acidity providing great focus.

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    buttery and oily, with enough acidic citrus and tropical fruit flavors to keep it bright. elegantly balanced.

    about 6 years
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    Extremely drinkable, deeper than Viognier alone

    about 3 years
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    Santacafe - nicely priced

    over 7 years
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    very smooth

    about 3 years
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    costco

    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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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