Red Wines    Rhone Red Blends    McLaren Vale    Australia   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 8/20/2014
d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2007
d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2007
(search item no. 99722)
screw cap wine
green wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $19.49

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
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
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit was gently crushed in rubber-toothed Demoisy crushers then transferred to headed-down open fermenters, with a small amount of the Shiraz fruit undergoing carbonic maceration. The lifted nose emits floral notes of violet and lavender with savory meatiness and spicy red fruits. A velvety palate with raspberry and boysenberry fruits builds to a back palate of subtle spice and cracked black pepper. The silky tannins and a cinnamon notes provide for a long, refined finish.
My Notes:

Additional wines from d'Arenberg:

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.