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d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2008

d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2008

Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 105929
  • ST90
  • JH90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

The lifted nose is packed with dark fruit, attractive spice and cracked pepper. There is a lifted floral note that brings elegance to what is clearly a generous wine. A velvety palate flaunts a core of concentrated red and dark fruits with hints of licorice and lavender supported by fine, subtle tannins.

67% Shiraz, 33% Grenache

Critical Acclaim

"Bright ruby. Very fresh, aromatic nose features black raspberry, violet, black pepper and licorice. Juicy and perfumed in the mouth, with a light touch to the intense red and dark berry and candied violet flavors. Quite brisk and refreshing, with zesty acidity adding spine. The spicy note carries through on the fruit-driven finish."
90 Points

"The much-loved and admired d'Arry Osborn provided the foundation for son Chester (of kaleidoscopic and wild hair fame) to dramatically increase the sales volume of d'Arenberg without compromising quality. This is a light- to medium-bodied wine at the start of its life, which sounds oxymoronic, but isn't, as the track record of this long-lived wine proves. Raspberry, cherry and plum fruit with a dusting of chocolate and spice runs right through the palate. The wine has deceptive cellaring strength."
90 Points

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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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