d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2006

Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 96312
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • Green wine
  • JH91
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 d'Arrys Original Shiraz-Grenache is dark ruby-colored with an alluring bouquet of cherry, blueberry, earth notes, and smoked meat. This is followed by a structured wine with ample savory, spicy black cherry and blueberry flavors, good balance, excellent concentration, and a lengthy finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The colour hue is good, but not as deep as expected from the vintage; the usual attractive medium-bodied palate offers a mix of blackberry, dark cherry and chocolate fruit, finishing with persistent tannins. Screwcap."
91 Points

" The 2006 d'Arry's Original offers a welcome combination of dark, earthy complexity with notes of cola, plum and black cherry. It’s full in the mouth and expansive on the palate, leading into a long finish redolent of peppery spice. Drink now–2012. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Rich, complex, but already smooth, almost chewable. (I've been appreciating wines for over half a century, never bothered learning the lingo.)
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Learn About d'Arenberg Map ItMap It

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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