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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2009
d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2009
(search item no. 119204)
screw cap wine
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet opens with bright purple fruits before a darker layer of black olive and cracked pepper emerges. On closer inspection all the different varieties are on display with a rack full of spices and a touch of pot-pourri. The palate is equally complex with lovely sweet fruit opening before more savory elements of black olive, cured meat and game take over the mid palate. Cinnamon, bay leaf and nutmeg have a role to play on the long mineral finish. The tannins are fine and chalky with a mouth watering quality that drives you back. It's a well balanced wine with plenty of interesting elements and will cellar well for at least 10 years.
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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.