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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2006
d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2006
(search item no. 95876)
screw cap wine
green wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fragrant mulberry and maraschino cherry fruits complement earthy spices and licorice notes against a backdrop of cedar oak. The powerfully structured palate offers layers of ripe exotic fruits and summer flowers blending effortlessly with a fine acid backbone and silky, mineral-edged tannins. The floral finish of jasmine and lavender notes is intense and persistent.
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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.