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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2008
d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2008
(search item no. 105931)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The complex nose shows bright red fruits, lavender, violets and spicy lift. The palate is full bodied and brooding with a structural backbone of tannin that runs the length of the palate. Plum, raspberry and dark cherry open before a second layer of earth, smoked meats and dried herb emerge with a subtle hint of cedar oak on the finish.
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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.