d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2007
Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The fruit was gently crushed in rubber-toothed Demoisy crushers then transferred to headed-down
open fermenters, with a small amount of the Shiraz fruit undergoing carbonic maceration. The lifted
nose emits floral notes of violet and lavender with savory meatiness and spicy red fruits. A velvety
palate with raspberry and boysenberry fruits builds to a back palate of subtle spice and cracked black
pepper. The silky tannins and a cinnamon notes provide for a long, refined finish.
"A classic blend, showing the roots of its consistency, even in a challenging vintage; the bouquet straddles the line of fresh red fruits and savoury Provençal herbs beautifully; the palate is generous and soft, with an underlying structure providing freshness and contrast to the sweet fruit. Screwcap."
Australian Wine Companion
"Ruby-red. A strikingly fresh and complex bouquet displays scents of raspberry, blackberry, fresh rose, lavender and Asian spices. Racy acidity gives a tangy quality to the black raspberry and floral pastille flavors, which are impressively pure and focused. Silky tannins add grip to the long, sweet, palate-staining finish. As in most vintages, this is an outstanding value."
International Wine Cellar
Smooth & Supple
On the nose, fruity and pleasant. On the palate, smooth and delicious. Even with 14.5% alcohol, it's not overpowering at all. Quite pleasant, very easy to sip, overall just a lovely glass of a medium-bodied, medium-rich wine.
a great australian wine. very nice... bolder than you would expect... almost as good as the 2005
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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.
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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