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White - Sweet/Dessert

2010 d'Arenberg The Noble Mud Pie

South Australia White Blend more

5/21/2015 - Cantenac Brown Likes this wine: 88 points

Just a decent wine at a reasonable price. Not as sickly as some sweet wines but I would struggle with more than a glass. Keep chilled and drink in small quantities. Good QPR for those wanting to venture into sweet wines

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2006 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

McLaren Vale more

5/11/2010 - vespasian wrote: NR

Magnificent floral nose, very expressive and complex; hugely concentrated palate, so young but should be excellent.

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2006 d'Arenberg Cabernet Sauvignon The Coppermine Road

McLaren Vale more

5/11/2010 - vespasian wrote: NR

Very ripe cassis ad also a strong herbaceous blackcurrant leaf note; super concentrated lush fruits on the palate.

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2006 d'Arenberg Grenache The Derelict Vineyard

McLaren Vale more

5/11/2010 - vespasian wrote: NR

Super ripeness here; very concentrated berry fruits.

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2006 d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings

McLaren Vale Red Rhone Blend more

5/11/2010 - vespasian wrote: NR

Big, powerful, concentrated. Needs time.

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2007 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier

McLaren Vale Shiraz Blend, Syrah more

5/11/2010 - vespasian wrote: NR

Good lift, nice ripeness; a bit straightforward, not overly complex.

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White

2008 d'Arenberg Roussanne The Money Spider

McLaren Vale more

5/11/2010 - vespasian wrote: NR

Mineral, savoury stone fruits. Real interest. Good ripeness; Hint of sweetness, tinned mandarin and orange peel. Good complexity, good length.

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2008 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Stump Jump

McLaren Vale more

5/18/2015 - fritza wrote: 90 points

Aussie fruit bomb, but for $9.99, it gets a few point bump in my book. Dark fruit, not yet faded...I disagree with others who say drink right away. I have one left, will see in a year or so

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2011 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Stump Jump

McLaren Vale more

5/17/2015 - K&J Likes this wine: 85 points

A fine wine for the price. Not extraordinary but for the price, a nice wine.

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2010 d'Arenberg Pinot Noir The Feral Fox

Adelaide Hills more

5/17/2015 - johnrm Likes this wine: 89 points

I first tried this a couple of years ago and found it a bit odd for a Pinot Noir. Didn't really understand it (or like it) then.
Coming back to it in 2015, the colour is typical pinot noir with a touch of brown at the edge. The nose is interesting with an overwhelming impression of cherry linctus and spice. The palate continues the 'linctus' impression at first followed by mainly cherry fruit - sour cherry with a touch of sweeter maraschino. The aftertaste is very long and overwhelmingly cherries - almost enhanced in the later stages. Very nice but not Pinot as I have come to know it. I will keep the other bottles and see how it develops.
Chester Osborne has taken us to a new place!

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1998 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Footbolt

McLaren Vale more

5/17/2015 - cowtownguy wrote: 86 points

Aged nicely but time to drink. Found this "hidden" in cellar and thought it may be way gone, but while it drank like an older wine, it still had a bit left.

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2000 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

McLaren Vale more

5/15/2015 - redredwineaussie wrote: 90 points

Sorry troops, I just dont get it, am just not a d'Arenberg ra-ra boy. Great nose but a typical d'Arenberg short finish. Nice but very overhyped and overrated.

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Red - Fortified

2003 d'Arenberg Vintage Declared Shiraz Port

McLaren Vale more

5/14/2015 - Barolo Boy Likes this wine: 90 points

Nice nose of figs, plums, with hints of chocolate and espresso. Full body on the palate, taste consistent with the bouquet. Slightly more acidity than some of the other ports I've tried, but good mouthfeel.

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2011 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Stump Jump

McLaren Vale more

5/14/2015 - Tony Poli Likes this wine: 88 points

Not a huge amount to say about this, except these Stump Jump wines always seem to deliver more than expected for the price. This had a bit of barnyard on the nose, along with the red fruit. Pleasant simple palate, fruity with some acidity, and would be a worthy Cotes du Rhone. Nice.

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1997 d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings

McLaren Vale Red Rhone Blend more

5/14/2015 - Senso-beak wrote: 91 points

Opened with dinner, the cork crumbled in a couple pieces. Definitely some bricking and oranging. Some corked notes on the nose, but there's plenty of delightful dusty, plum, porty, boozy, leather, mushroom, treacle, chocolate cake, vanilla notes to make this a very enjoyable, interesting olfactory experience. Flavors of fruit paste and leather, with decent sweetness and plenty of length. The corking continues through the finish, which mildly dectracts, but this is drinking well today - quite an enjoyable and mature wine.

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2001 d'Arenberg Cabernet Sauvignon The Coppermine Road

McLaren Vale more

5/13/2015 - Ridgerunner Likes this wine: 93 points

Much better than a number of older Aussie cabs I have had of late. Seems like the Shiraz holds up much better generally

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2010 d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz/Grenache

McLaren Vale Red Rhone Blend more

5/9/2015 - Buick455 wrote: 88 points

Same as last note.

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2010 d'Arenberg Shiraz Shipsters Rapture Scarce Earth Single Vineyard

McLaren Vale more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Single vineyard Shiraz wines. Steep south facing so quite cold, mint and peppery style, on limestone, 56 million years old which gives you structure but its suppressed because of the cold. And then gray loam which always gives you earthiness in the wines. A deep compression to the wine.

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2010 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

McLaren Vale more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

'15 is one of the best acid years

Spicy and earth on the nose, very tight and hard on the palate, very young.

Wow, that thing is tight.

This was the vintage where the fruit character was ripe at very sugar levels so they didn't need to hang there any longer. So this is 14% which is quite low and you definately feel that on the palate.

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2010 d'Arenberg Cabernet Sauvignon The Coppermine Road

McLaren Vale more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Comes from a clone of Cabernet that is nearly gone.

Spice, bing cherry notes, very juicy and fleshy on the palate, lots of gutsy minerality on the back end. Chester notes its got a "fresh green bean character" which is one way to say it.

Gutsy, long lived.

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2010 d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings

McLaren Vale Red Rhone Blend more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

The best barrels of the best vineyards.

The shiraz is dead arm potential yet the barrel selection is more spicy, less woody, less gutsy. And then the mourvedre is 96 year old plot right in front of the winery.

Mourvedre tastes of dried herbs. 10-15% grenache in stainless.

Soft on the mid palate, and then very gutsy on the palate, meaning lots of structure on the back end.

They started this in '73 and it was their top wine.

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2010 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier

McLaren Vale Shiraz Blend, Syrah more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

So Chesterr's daughters couldn't say cocaberra, and those birds are black and white, so two grapes, black and white.

Bacon mascerated in apricot Rebecca notes. Lots of fennel and pepper chester says.

The viognier comes from the Hermit Crab. 15% vigonier in the fermented and then a year later the dead arm casks that don't work get blended down into here. Which eventually drops this down to around 7% but every year is different.

One of the more elegant vintages for Laughing Magpie Chester notes. And further its essentially just declassified Dead Arm.

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2010 d'Arenberg Grenache The Derelict Vineyard

McLaren Vale more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

In 2009 they got a much gentler crusher which caused them to leave the wines on skin longer. Finish fermentation in oak, but not plunging so very soft and integrated tannins.

Better vineyards go into this selection.

Tight and structured on the palate, lots of tannins.

'10 there was a heat wave during flowering. ANd an apple moth really seems to love grenache.

Lots of structure on this one.

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2010 d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz/Grenache

McLaren Vale Red Rhone Blend more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Used to be called burgundy, changed the name in 1980 to d'arry's original.

8% carbonic shiraz, whole clusters, held for a week, crushed into oak fermenters and then crushed down. And this is to give it lift, elegance and length an dhe has been doing since 1987.

He had a 1963 of this wine and its still drinking really well. Not picking them really ripe is what makes them age.

Gave up cultivation and fertilizer over twenty years ago.

The name is from Chester's father. His grandmother died giving birth to his father, its a short affection name for d'Arenberg.

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2012 d'Arenberg Grenache The Custodian

McLaren Vale more

5/13/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Has the minty thing on the nose of McLaren Vale. Over half of their wines have Grenache on the label which seems crazy to me.

Called the Custodian because they are "the keepers" of Grenache and started working with vineyard, 30 vineyards of derlicted vines before the vine pull scheme.

So a blend down is my understanding?

No irregation, all 70-100 years old bush vines,

Tight on the palate, good structure and acidity. Chester says, they don't normally have to add acidity to Grenache because its very cool in McLaren and I am very particular about when I pick so there is no shrivel, no jam.

1/3 big wood, 2/3 barrique, and 15% stainless steel (which acts like a fruit reserve). 5% new on the barrique 3-15 years old on the rest.

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