D'Arenberg Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale the Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006

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The vineyards and bushland that surround the d’Arenberg winery are home to the unique native Australian bird, the Koo...

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Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2006 The Laughing Magpie is composed of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier. Deep crimson/violet in color, it offers up notes of che... Read more

(shiraz with viognier) Ruby-red. Seductive red and dark berries on the nose, with deeper soy and dark chocolate notes. Fresh and juicy, with energe... Read more

The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 (1,5L Magnum) - d'Arenberg : The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 (1,5L Magnum) - Rotwein von d'Arenbe... Read more

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External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2006 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 make an appearance accompanied by ripe tannin and excellent concentration leading to a long, refined finish. It will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and drink well through 2020.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/24/2009

(shiraz with viognier) Ruby-red. Seductive red and dark berries on the nose, with deeper soy and dark chocolate notes. Fresh and juicy, with energetic blueberry and cassis flavors, a hint of violet pastille and dusty tannins. Firms up on the finish, ... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Arenberg, D The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/08/2010

The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 (1,5L Magnum) - d'Arenberg : The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 (1,5L Magnum) - Rotwein von d'Arenberg Diese Cuvée aus Rotwein- und Weißweintrauben hat ihren Namen von der lachenden Elster, einem Vogel mit schwarzen Schwingen und weißem Bauch. Den Roten im Stil der Côte Rotie bekommen Sie in der 1,5 Liter Magnum Flasche! Im Glas präsentiert sich der The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 in einem dunklen Violettrot. Der Viognier-Anteil schenkt ihm blumige und fruchtige Noten von  Aprikosen, Nektarinen und Ingwer. Er gibt der reifen Frucht des Shiraz, bestehend aus Brombeer- und Blaubeernoten, das gewisse Etwas. Am Gaumen kommen diese Noten wieder. Dieser tolle und freche Wein kann bis zu acht Jahre Lagerung vertragen und passt hervorragend zu Rinderfilet oder Pekingente.Weingut: d'ArenbergLand: AustralienRegion: McLaren ValeRebsorte: Shiraz 94%, Viognier 6%Inhalt: 1,5 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,7 g/lRestsüße: 0,8 g/lAuszeichnungen:Mundus Vini Silber Rotwein > Australien > McLaren Vale


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Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyards and bushland that surround the d’Arenberg winery are home to the unique native Australian bird, the Kookaburra, famous for its distinctive laughing call. Much to the amusement of the family, Chester Osborn’s daughters, Alicia and Ruby, named their two wild pet Kookaburras the “Laughing Magpies”. Very dark rich looking appearance suggesting with a black-crimson hue suggesting a complex youthful dry red. The aroma is intense and still quite undeveloped with a floral mix of peach stone, jasmine and cranberry juice overriding dark maraschino cherries, star anise, and spiced fruit cake. If you give the wine a vigorous decanting you’ll see amongst the floral & vegetative earthy notes a dominance of white pepper & plum notes mixed with root vegetables such as parsnips and beetroot, along with hints of roasted black tea, black olives and edges of fragrant garden herbs. The palate is full flavoured with ripe juicy soft mouth-filling flavours suggesting beetroot juice, blueberries blackcurrants and red cherries with herbaceous edges that keep the palate in check. Overall a slightly lighter wine than previous years but the oak is showing a greater impact due to its youth, with lovely cedary notes which compliments the abundant tea like tannins and edgy mineral acidity that gives the wine excellent definition. The concentration of this wine suggests it will greatly benefit further bottle aging for the medium term and in 10 years or so, depending on storage, it should be at its drinking best.

The vineyards and bushland that surround the d’Arenberg winery are home to the unique native Australian bird, the Kookaburra, famous for its distinctive laughing call. Much to the amusement of the family, Chester Osborn’s daughters, Alicia and Ruby, named their two wild pet Kookaburras the “Laughing Magpies”. Very dark rich looking appearance suggesting with a black-crimson hue suggesting a complex youthful dry red. The aroma is intense and still quite undeveloped with a floral mix of peach stone, jasmine and cranberry juice overriding dark maraschino cherries, star anise, and spiced fruit cake. If you give the wine a vigorous decanting you’ll see amongst the floral & vegetative earthy notes a dominance of white pepper & plum notes mixed with root vegetables such as parsnips and beetroot, along with hints of roasted black tea, black olives and edges of fragrant garden herbs. The palate is full flavoured with ripe juicy soft mouth-filling flavours suggesting beetroot juice, blueberries blackcurrants and red cherries with herbaceous edges that keep the palate in check. Overall a slightly lighter wine than previous years but the oak is showing a greater impact due to its youth, with lovely cedary notes which compliments the abundant tea like tannins and edgy mineral acidity that gives the wine excellent definition. The concentration of this wine suggests it will greatly benefit further bottle aging for the medium term and in 10 years or so, depending on storage, it should be at its drinking best.

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