Red

2002 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier

Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • McLaren Vale
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Community Tasting Notes 181

  • Optimus Wine Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 30, 2019 - This wine has a medium body, medium + tannin, medium - acidity, medium + alcohol and low sweetness. Visually the wine is a medium garnet with an orange hue on the rim. Notes of stewed strawberries, nutmeg, tobacco, spiciness and hints of eucalyptus on the nose. The palate had dark fruit, leather and pencil shavings. The weight of the wine in the mouth is intense and Coates the entire palate with fruity tannins. The finish is long and leaves a tartness in the mouth. Love these old Australian wines.

  • foyfrcs Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 5, 2019 - Surprised that this is still drinking so well. Medium/full bodied, almonds on the nose. Bit of chocolate on the tongue. Last bottle and really enjoyed it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • awkiii Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 8, 2018 - still great and fruity

  • AnonymousCoward Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 15, 2018 - Thought this would be over the hill, but it’s still powering along nicely (maybe due to being in perfect storage since release). There’s a still solid wall of dense dark fruit, leather, dry earth and savoury spice. Couldn’t detect much viognier on the nose, but it may have all blended in to make a lighter, smoother fragrance by now. Palate is medium bodied, extremely fine tannins, leading to a spice finish. Loads of sediment.

  • Bil Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 15, 2017 - Cork was shot but the wind was still holding up well. Lots of fruit, rich, still drinking well

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  • By Campbell Mattinson
    1/1/2005 (link)

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  • By James Halliday
    10/12/2003 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer d'Arenberg
  • Varietal Shiraz Blend
  • Designation The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation McLaren Vale
  • UPC Codes 767749002299, 767749002398

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,049 (44%)
  • Consumed 1,314 (56%)

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