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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2010
d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2010
(search item no. 125197)
screw cap wine
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 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:

Initially the nose is dominated by lifted Shiraz notes of sweet, plums and rich, dark licorice. As the wine opens, the cocktail of varieties clinging to the Shiraz becomes more evident. At first, pretty, perfumed notes are revealed. Think musk and violets. Then the more exotic aromatics of warm, Indian spices and freshly turned earth appear. The complexity is just as provocative on the palate. A lovely cooked rhubarb character adds sweetness but vibrant acidity at the same time. The sweet fruits are balanced with restraining savory notes of cured meat and black olive.
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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.