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D'Arenberg Red Bordeaux Blend Mclaren Vale the Galvo Garage 2003

Member Review by Ruski:

Had this vintage 2003 again on 24 June, 2012 with Asian flavored chicken with plum sauce. A great experience improved - an aussie version of a traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc really comes together nicely after some good cellaring (3 years in my cellar). Smooth tannins, solid structure, complex and spicy, with pepper, distinct plum and dark berries, some coffee and oak layers. The wine has improved further and has become even better balanced. However, now I am all out on this vintage.

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Darenberg:
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

Member Reviews for D'Arenberg Red Bordeaux Blend Mclaren Vale the Galvo Garage

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Snooth User: Ruski
144341395
3.50 5
06/24/2012

Had this vintage 2003 again on 24 June, 2012 with Asian flavored chicken with plum sauce. A great experience improved - an aussie version of a traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc really comes together nicely after some good cellaring (3 years in my cellar). Smooth tannins, solid structure, complex and spicy, with pepper, distinct plum and dark berries, some coffee and oak layers. The wine has improved further and has become even better balanced. However, now I am all out on this vintage.


Snooth User: Ruski
144341395
4.50 5
01/15/2011

Had this on 15 Jan 2011. Has been in my cellar for 2+ years. Very dark, spicy and deep red. Intensive cherry, blackcurrant, licorice and some oaky mint. Fantastic balance despite (or because of) very different grapes. Solid d'Arenberg quality, I wish I could find more of this.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Finely textured, generous with plum and cherry fruit, picking up a black olive character on the velvety finish, lingering nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2012.(WS)




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