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2018 d'Arenberg White Blends or Varietals "The Hermit Crab"

d'Arenberg 2018 The Hermit Crab

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Hermit Crab"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 62% Viognier & 32% Marsanne

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $17

Cases produced: 6,500

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: June 17, 2020

Wine Review: This pale-straw colored blend of mainly Viognier with some Marsanne mixed in, opens with a mild lime and faint sea shell bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and round. The flavor profile is a mild mineral and tangerine blend with hints of gentle mild honeydew melon and a touch of white pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild acidity are nicely prolonged. While this wine is not overly complex, it is tasty and refreshing. I would serve it cool with a swordfish sandwich this summer. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: An incredibly fragrant nose full of sweet apricot and gingery spice. The palate is luscious and generous, but has great acid which tightens the wine, adding freshness and a clean crisp finish. Slight pithy feel which builds on the spice notes.

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