Red

2005 d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings

Red Rhone Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • McLaren Vale
Drink between 2008 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • JoAnne13 wrote:

    September 25, 2019 - X

  • prism wrote: 93 points

    May 16, 2018 - Brought to a restaurant, decanted, followed over 90 minutes; four on the bottle. At first sip, it seemed that this might already be falling off. However, after time in the glass and some swirling, this opened up beautifully. Along with the usual temperate-climate red fruit in GSM blend, there were flavors of guava and passion fruit. Lovely wine, and even better than I expected it to be based on my other three bottles. Drink soon just the same, but do give it an hour or so of air.

  • drpaulross11@gmail.com Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 18, 2016 - Superb

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • stayhappy21 wrote: 88 points

    October 18, 2016 - Brought this to a wine dinner at Tonny's Restaurant last night. Theme of the night: New World blends.

    Wine was expressive and impressive. At 11 years of age, the wine does not have the energy or willfulness of the younger wines. Notes of ripe plums, mocha and leather were evident in the full bodied wine.

    Well structured, well balanced and drinking very well at this stage. Finish is a little short. Good, but not great.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • prism wrote: 90 points

    March 19, 2016 - Day One: This has improved since my last bottle; though it is, for me, a decidedly Australian GSM. I had a only a few sips, finding jammy fruit. A little flat at first but it does open up. The three diners who preferred it chose this over the DeLisio Grenache, but also preferred it over the 2005 La Vougerie Pommard. (Men liked the Burgundy, women the Red Rhone blend). Will revisit this evening.
    Day Two: fresh tasting and harmonious.

    Paired with roast chicken.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer d'Arenberg
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation The Ironstone Pressings
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation McLaren Vale
  • UPC Code 767749002084

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  • In Cellars 119 (51%)
  • Consumed 113 (49%)

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