Ripe blueberries and cassis mingle with violets and leafy aromatics on the lifted nose. There's a touch of spicy oak adding complexity to the typical d'Arenberg soulful earthiness. The palate is still tightly woven with precise Cabernet tannins all sinewy and finely textured. Earthy grip mingles with minerals, graphite and hints of potpourri. The palate is fresh and lively, the acid and tannin backbones working well together with a licorice core.
Australian Wine CompanionAn elegant, medium-bodied wine that sees its first duty to affirm the affinity between variety and region. The tannins are fine, the oak subtle, the overall balance hard to fault. Seriously good value.