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2010 d'Arenberg White Blends or Varietals "The Hermit Crab"

D'Arenberg 2010 Hermit Crab

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Hermit Crab"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 68% Viognier & 32% Marsanne

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $16

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 10, 2011

Wine Review: This light white gold colored white blend from down under opens with mild candied orange bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and round. The flavor profile is a pleasant Anjou pear and green apple blend with a hint of minerality. The finish is dry and is pleasantly refreshing. This wine would pair well with shrimp scampi. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose is surprisingly floral and more subtle than previous vintages. The characteristic stone fruits of apricot, peach and nectarine are ever present with sweet spice nuances. The palate has lovely fruit weight and is packed with complexity. It opens with stone fruits and citrus and is underpinned by candied ginger and clove spice. The palate builds nicely with a linear citrus acidity running throughout. The flavours linger with a savoury edge of pistachio nut and a twist of flowery fruit tannins adding textural interest. It's a complex wine that retains focus and provides versatility when matching to food.

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