D'Arenberg d'Arry'S Shiraz Grenache 2005
This wine is named in honour of d’Arenberg principal, d’Arry Osborn, who is a Wine-makers Federation of Australia Patron and recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia. The d’Arry’s Original blend of Shiraz and Grenache was first launched in 1959 named d’Arenberg Burgundy and changed names in the early 1990’s. The nose is lifted with floral tones of violet and a touch of lavender noticeable first with a back-ground of cooked meat and spicy red fruits tied together with an enticing earthiness. The palate has a velvety mouth feel and fantastic balance with raspberry, boysenberry, plum and prune building to a back palate of spices and a touch of pepper. The silky tannins and a subtle cinnamon character provide for a long refined finish. The balance of fruit, lively acidity and tannin is the hallmark of this wine and with careful cellaring it will drink well over the next decade, but is already a delightfully slippery drink.
External Reviews for D'Arenberg d'Arry'S Shiraz Grenache
Medium to full-bodied, plenty of spicy red and black fruits, silky tannins, and good depth...excellent value.