In its youth, d'Arry's Original displays a bright magenta like brick red color. The nose attacks with lifted spicy cinnamon plum, mulberry & prune aromas. Typically cherry, wild strawberry & lolly-like musk smells, as well as tighter liquorice, spice, rosemary & fennel.
Hints of coffee & caramel on the nose are quite evident on the palate; a backdrop for cherry-raspberry & richer mulberry-blackberry primary fruit. The palate is typically d'Arenberg and McLaren Vale, soft and rich in the middle, rolling on to a soft but slightly piquant acid/tannin finish.
Well cellared, d'Arry's Original becomes, soft, generous, full flavored, velvety long and seamless in bottle, with no particular component standing out, as more than four decades of previous vintages have shown.