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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2007
d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2007
(search item no. 99723)
screw cap wine
green wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A wine to watch evolving in your glass. Aromas of roasted meats, licorice, white pepper and sweet paprika emerge with maraschino cherries and blueberries. The palate is rich and soft, dominated by very pure, exotic, spiced red fruit and Turkish Delight notes. This is followed by savory edges of herbs, bitter chocolate and earthy leather flavors that are long, juicy and balanced with fine, lacy acidity and ripe, slippery tannins. This is real Grenache, at its best.
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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.