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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2009
d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2009
(search item no. 115075)
screw cap wine
green wine
has fluid
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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:

The nose is an inviting swirl of flowers, spice, earth and red fruits including strawberries and mulberries. The palate is a textural wonderland, slippery graphite then grainy, gritty fruit tannin flows into earthy grip betraying its old-vine concentration. All the while the ripe red fruits dance about, keeping everything fresh and zingy. This is an intense, structured Grenache worthy of aging to build upon its already complex character. 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.