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Darenberg Ironstone Pressings Gsm 2005

Member Review by nickybutton:

Just drunk this and overall was pretty pleased - its the first D'Arenberg i've drunk and will definitely be looking at a few others. This had a pretty nose - lots of strawberries and cherries with a hint of oak but nothing overwhelming. On the palate it was on the full bodied side (you could definitely taste the Shiraz at work), smooth and had the same excellent fruit that was on the nose. If i had anything negative to say it was that the wine was a tad one-dimensional - while it had great fruit i'm not sure there was a lot else going on in terms of complexity. Granted it might have benefited from further cellaring but with over four years on it i thought it would have perhaps had a few more layers / nuances. Overall i would give this 89 / 100 - at twenty pounds it didnt break the bank but it didnt compeltely blow my mind.

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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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Snooth User: nickybutton
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04/28/2010

Just drunk this and overall was pretty pleased - its the first D'Arenberg i've drunk and will definitely be looking at a few others. This had a pretty nose - lots of strawberries and cherries with a hint of oak but nothing overwhelming. On the palate it was on the full bodied side (you could definitely taste the Shiraz at work), smooth and had the same excellent fruit that was on the nose. If i had anything negative to say it was that the wine was a tad one-dimensional - while it had great fruit i'm not sure there was a lot else going on in terms of complexity. Granted it might have benefited from further cellaring but with over four years on it i thought it would have perhaps had a few more layers / nuances. Overall i would give this 89 / 100 - at twenty pounds it didnt break the bank but it didnt compeltely blow my mind.



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