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D'Arenberg Grenache Mclaren Vale the Derelict Vineyard 2005

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The very first wine to bear the famous red stripe contained 50% Grenache and it has been a variety central to d’Arenberg ever since. The d’Arenberg portfolio now contains eight wines with a component of this stunning and charismatic red grape. The nose is complex and inspires intrigue with bright red fruits, lavender, violets and spicy lift. The raft of flavour and complexity remains focused and in the varietal spectrum. The palate is full bodied and darker than previous years with a structural backbone of boney fruit tannin that runs the length of the palate. Plum, raspberry, mulberry and dark cherry open before a second layer of earth, smoked meats, dried herb and cinnamon emerge with a subtle hint of cedar oak emerging on the mid palate. A serious and savoury expression of Grenache, this will age well for up to ten years and will make a great accompaniment to food.

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d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Compris... Read more
d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Comprising of the Dead Arm, the Coppermine Road and the Ironstone Pressings, this range represents the pinnacle of d’Arenberg’s efforts. Century old, low-yielding vines produce intensely flavored fruit which is traditionally vinified and undergoes rigorous barrel-selection prior to classification. Chester's Champions The Lucky Lizard, The Twentyeight Road, The Last Ditch, The Money Spider, The Feral Fox, The Sticks & Stones, The Derelict Vineyard, The Cadenzia, The Galvo Garage, The Laughing Magpie Since the early 1900’s, d’Arenberg has pioneered innovative wine styles and varietal plantings. Chester’s Champions represent d’Arenberg’s most exciting new ventures, offering an eclectic alternative to the known and loved bastions of the portfolio. The Classic Red Stripes The Dry Dam, The Broken Fishplate, The Olive Grove, The Hermit Crab, The Custodian, The High Trellis, d’Arrys Original, The Love Grass, The Footbolt. The Classic Red Stripes represent the backbone of the d’Arenberg range. Considered the epitome of d’Arenberg’s style, they are a reflection of skillful winemaking and unique terroir – regionally expressive, fruit-forward and approachable. The Stump Jumps Stump Jump White, Stump Jump Red, Stump Jump Shiraz Named after an important South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough, these wines are typically light- or un-oaked, offering a fresh, approachable view of McLaren Vale’s premium varietals. Read less
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Member Reviews for D'Arenberg Grenache Mclaren Vale the Derelict Vineyard

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Snooth User: thisisfranciswu
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4.50 5
01/16/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: benska
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3.50 5
05/28/2008

I could smell this wine all day. Tasted great, but the nose was what it was all about! Unfortunately I couldnt get drunk from smelling it, so I had to finish the bottle.


External Reviews for D'Arenberg Grenache Mclaren Vale the Derelict Vineyard

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
01/17/2011

The Custodian Grenache 2005 - d'Arenberg: The Custodian Grenache 2005 - Rotwein von d`ArenbergDunkel, rubinrot bis violett präsentiert sich dieser Grenache im Glas. Sein Bukett ist äußerst fruchtig, Aromen von reifer Pflaume, Kirsche, schwarzer Johannisbeere und eine Spur von Himbeere. Bei dem jungen d`Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2005 schmecken wir Aromen von weißem Pfeffer, Tabak, Zimt und Gewürzen, Pflaumen sowie reifer Brombeere. Mit viel Frucht und Tanninen, jedoch mit einigen Jahren Lagerung (maximal zwanzig), entwickelt dieser Rotwein weitere Aromen wie Maulbeere und Backpflaume. Töne von Biskuit, Kaffe und Leder treten auf. Der Abgang ist sehr lang, weich, vollmundig und von einer feinen Säure.Weingut: d'ArenbergLand: AustralienRegion: McLaren ValeRebsorte: GrenacheInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6 g/lRestsüße: 0,75 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 24°C Rotwein > Australien > McLaren Vale


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

d?Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2005: Klima: gemäßigt mediterran, Boden/Weinberg: sandige Lehmböden - Tonschieferböden, Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 24°celJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75LRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: d'ArenbergRebsorte: 100% GrenacheRestzucker: 0,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein



The very first wine to bear the famous red stripe contained 50% Grenache and it has been a variety central to d’Arenberg ever since. The d’Arenberg portfolio now contains eight wines with a component of this stunning and charismatic red grape. The nose is complex and inspires intrigue with bright red fruits, lavender, violets and spicy lift. The raft of flavour and complexity remains focused and in the varietal spectrum. The palate is full bodied and darker than previous years with a structural backbone of boney fruit tannin that runs the length of the palate. Plum, raspberry, mulberry and dark cherry open before a second layer of earth, smoked meats, dried herb and cinnamon emerge with a subtle hint of cedar oak emerging on the mid palate. A serious and savoury expression of Grenache, this will age well for up to ten years and will make a great accompaniment to food.

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