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Upon release d’Arenberg’s The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier has a vivid dark purple colour. The Viognier adds fragr...Read more...
Food Pairings for D'Arenberg Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale the Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier
Upon release d’Arenberg’s The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier has a vivid dark purple colour. The Viognier adds fragrance and the perfume of flowers, nectarines, ginger and herbs, serving to enhance the very ripe spectrum of the Shiraz, namely blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry. These same characters are also evident on the palate and prevail with a smooth glycerol impact, following through to the mid palate with fruity tannin.. The structure has an accent on fine structure and a gritty long fruit tannin. After time in bottle the d’Arenberg’s Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier’s flavours should intensify as with other wines from the d’Arenberg stable. The restrained tannin and acidity will produce a seamless velvety rolling length with age. Serving and Cellaring Suggestions: Serve at room temperature 16 – 24 ?C. now or cellar for the next 3-15 years with many types of food, especially hearty stews, rich pasta dishes, roasted and grilled meats including poultry and other white meats, also serves well with slightly hot or spicy dishes and with hard pressed cheeses. Also duck, lamb, beef, kangaroo and also good with dishes served with sauces consisting of rosemary, basil and other herbs or berries. Serve after decanting as an older wine.
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