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2017 d'Arenberg Australian (Red Blend) "d'Arry's Original"

d'Arenberg 2017

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "d'Arry's Original"

Wine Category: Australian (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 50% Grenache & 50% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 92.1 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91.5)

Review date: April 5, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored 50/50 Grenache and Syrah blend opens with a very fragrant strawberry and blueberry pie bouquet with hints of raspberry and balsam (pine cone). On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a stewed black plum and stony mineral blend with notes of oak, black licorice, blueberry and fig. We also detected a hint of strawberry at the very end. The finish is dry and its flavors and its tannins linger and last for a while after the wine is gone. This wine certainly over-delivers for its price tag. We would pair it with grilled steak tips or a juicy mushroom and bacon burger on Wednesday night. Enjoy – Ken and Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: This wine is highly aromatic, with pretty red fruits and exotic spice. The palate is medium bodied and delicious, showing wild strawberry, dried cranberry and rhubarb flavors. There’s some nice dried herb and baking spice nuances to this wine, supported by decent amounts of acidity and tannin. It’s fresh and vibrant now, however, this wine will mellow further with some age.

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