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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
d'Arenberg Joseph Rowe Osborn Afflatus Shiraz 2010
d'Arenberg Joseph Rowe Osborn Afflatus Shiraz 2010
(search item no. 125601)
collectible wine
green wine
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $59.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose on this wine is tight and restrained. There are hints of mulberries, violets and game starting to appear but it needs time to open up and will benefit from a few more years in bottle. These hundred + year old vines always produce fruit with aromatic style and lift so it will be worth the wait. The sandy soils give a certain elegance and grace to the palate. You'll find meat and dark chocolate, dark olive black fruits and minerals balanced with long, chalky, textural tannins. This wine is layered and complex and shows just why old vines are so revered. We hope they will continue to yield in their second century of existence.
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About d'Arenberg:

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-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.