(2010 Vintage) 2010 is touted by many as an absolute classic McLaren Vale vintage for Shiraz. The wine has an enticing mix of primary fruit characters entwined with the first hints of moreish secondary nuances. There is an enormous concentration of blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose and palate, a whiff of flowers, ginger and stone fruit that we can attribute to the Viognier and depth is built through more savory notes of fennel, fresh leather and cedar.
Wine Enthusiast(2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 09/01/2013
Ken's Wine Guide(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...
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) "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(2006 Vintage)