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D'Arenberg Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale the Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2002

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The 2002 The Laughing Magpie is composed of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier. Deep crimson/violet in color, it offers up notes of cherry, ginger, black tea, tar, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, layered flavors of cherry, blueberry, and dark chocolate mak

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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 Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale the Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

[Metro Cafe] Blueberry on the nose and overwhelming on the palate accompanied by apricot and tannins on teh finish. Shiraz/Viogner blends are typically not my thing but a very nice wine nevertheless.


Snooth User: apostasy
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12/18/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale the Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2009

The wine's scant 7% Viognier is really noticeable, particularly on the nose, where feminine, floral aromas pretty up black-as-night oak and plum; this reviewer found violets among the wine's similarly dark flavors. The feel is chewy and substantial a... Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 Arenberg, D The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2011

...the La Mouline of McLaren Vale. An exotic, heady, flamboyantly-styled red, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of lychee nuts, acacia flowers, blackberries, and creme de cassis. Supple-textured and opulent, with pepper, licor... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml



The 2002 The Laughing Magpie is composed of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier. Deep crimson/violet in color, it offers up notes of cherry, ginger, black tea, tar, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, layered flavors of cherry, blueberry, and dark chocolate mak

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