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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2000
d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2000
(search item no. 50756)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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.