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2017 d'Arenberg White Blends or Varietals "The Hermit Crab"

d'Arenberg 2017 The Hermit Crab

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Hermit Crab"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 84% Viognier & 16% Marsanne

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $17

Cases produced: 6,500

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 7, 2019

Wine Review: This white gold colored Viognier based blend from Australia opens with a pineapple with hints of almond and lemon verbena. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and round. The flavor profile is tangerine and apricot blend with hints of minerality, lime and a touch of yellow grapefruit at the very end. The finish has nice length and is quite refreshing. This wine would pair well with Pad Thai with chicken and shrimp. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: An attractive pale gold color with a lime green hue. There's white peach, pear and green melon on the nose. The palate is textural and spicy, with flavors of honeydew melon, just ripe stone fruit and pickled ginger. It finishes slightly phenolic, adding some pleasing, mouth-watering grip to the back palate. Serve cold, with food.

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