d'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2005

Rhone Red Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 92624
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • Green wine
  • W&S93
  • JH91
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is named in honur of d'Arenberg's principal, Francis d'Arenberg Osborn, universally known as d'Arry.

d'Arry's Original is very much a traditional style of wine, being rich, lucious and opulently soft and very much an expression of terroir and variety which ages spectacularly. The final blend varies from year to year in an effort to maintain the well-established hallmarks of d'Arry's Original.

In its youth d'Arry's Original display a bright magenta like brick red colour. The nose invariably attacks with lifted spicy cinnamon plum, mulberry & prune aromas. Typically cherry, wild strawberry & lolly-like musk smells also, as well as tighter liquorice, spice, rosemary & fennel smells.

Hints of coffee & caramel on the nose are usually quite evident on the palate; a backdrop for cherry-raspberry & richer mulberry-blackberry primary fruit. The palate is typically d'Arenberg & McLaren Vale, soft & rich in the middle, rolling on to a soft but slightly piquant acid/tannin finish.

Coffee, mocha, chocolate & leather emerge as dominant older fruit aromas flavours alongside gamey, earthy, cedar like & minty smells. The classic hallmark of peppery-spicy character develops & the velvety texture remains. Occasionally, dried sour cherry aromas & ever so slightly bitter blackberry tannin on the palate develop, increasing the wine's food applicability.

Well cellared, d'Arry's Original becomes, soft, generous, full flavoured, velvety long & seamless in bottle, with no particular component standing out, as more than four decades of previous vintages have shown.

Serve at room temperature 16 – 24 ºC. now or over the next 3 – 20 years with grilled or barbecued meats, potato based dishes, dishes with noodles, rice pasta, cous cous, served with beef, veal or lamb. Roast meats and mature cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Very much in the mainstream of the style, welding together ripe juicy fruit flavours, warm spices and a dash of regional chocolate; good length and balance. Screwcap."
91 Points

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Clixby Ann - Wimberley, TX (read all my reviews)

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(9/25/2010)
We really enjoyed this wine, and I hope 2006 is as pleasant as the 2005 vintage. Not too heavy nor dry, just right.
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Keith Miller - Englewood, CO (read all my reviews)

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(9/26/2010)
People...you must let this wine open up, especially if you are looking for that big bold Ausi wine. It can and will impress you if you treat it right. But that goes for most wines. Be patient......
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Sparky G - Simsbury, CT (read all my reviews)

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(9/17/2011)
I am a Cab drinker. But, I tried this Shiraz and the '06 Trellis Cab. Horror of all horrors the Shiraz/Grenache was very good, so I am buying again. Will not by d'Arenbergs '06 Trellis Cab... who would have guessed?
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(9/29/2010)
Tried The Custodian which turned me off of Grenache. This renewed my interest.
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(9/20/2010)
Excellent
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Kelly Morgan - Lake Elsinore, CA (read all my reviews)

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(9/21/2010)
Pair this with whatever you like, it is smooth and you'll want to buy it again, for a every day drinking wine... this is a great deal for the price.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
For twenty bucks, it's a great buy. Overall though, I found it to be just okay. No flavors especially stood out. It bordered on bland, but it wasn't a bad wine. It was smooth, not bitter; light not heavy. The alcohol wasn't overwhelming like I thought it would be based on smell. I generally drink Rhone Reds, which might contribute to why I think it's bland.
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(12/25/2010)
Fair, have had better for the price. Would not buy again
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(9/26/2010)
Has body, somewhat complex, not a great finish.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Perhaps the previous years' productions were better but the 2005 had a very unrefined taste from beginning to end. We tried the wine with pasta and spiced pork. Along with this wine, we also tried Pillar Box 2006 Padthaway Red and Annie's Lane 2004 Shiraz. Both the Pillar Box and Annies were better than this wine with Annies being the best of the three. Save your money and go for Annie's Lane 2004 Shiraz, if you can find it. It seems that all wine shops in the NYC area are sold out of it.
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Vladimir - Wilmington, MA (read all my reviews)

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