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2012 d'Arenberg White Blends or Varietals "The Hermit Crab"

d'Arenberg 2012 Hermit Crab

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Hermit Crab"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 55% Viognier & 45% Marsanne

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $17

Cases produced: 6,500

KWG Score: 90 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 24, 2014

Wine Review: This white gold colored white blend opens with a musty lemon bouquet with a hint of pineapple. On the palate, this wine light bodied, acidic and crisp. The flavor profile is a honeyed pear with notes of minerality. I also detected hints of golden delicious apple and apricot as well. The finish is dry and its acidity and flavors fade away nicely. This wine would be perfect with grilled swordfish skewers. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Viognier throws the first punch in this wonderfully aromatic wine with its lift of candied ginger and white nectarine notes. A deeper look unveils the more complex Marsanne characters of green papaya and pistachio. An abundance of stone fruits hold sway over the sumptuous attack and mid-palate. The Marsanne's nuttiness makes the finish surprisingly savory.

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