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Date Printed: 3/24/2017
d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2009
d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2009
(search item no. 113798)
screw cap wine
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/24/2017: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 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:

Bright red fruits, lavender, violets and spicy lift on the nose. The palate is full bodied and darker than previous years with a structural backbone of boney fruit tannin alongside plum, raspberry, mulberry and dark cherry with earth, smoked meats, dried herb and cinnamon. A serious and savory expression of Grenache that will age well.
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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.