D'Arenberg Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale the Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2009

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The nose is beautiful with primary, dark fruits and a lifted, flowery cool-mint style note. With time in the glass th...

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Great dark color. Coats palate with dark fruit flavors. Well balanced, highly recommend. Read more

Amazing purple color. Awesome bouquet of flowers and cherry. Full mouthfeel with cherry, blackberry. Nice soft tannins with good structure. Lac... Read more

Beautiful acidity, but not bracing at all. Blueberry, spice, cassis on the palate - stone fruits and floral aromas on the nose. I picked this up fo... Read more

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

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Snooth User: connie7899
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/21/2008

Great dark color. Coats palate with dark fruit flavors. Well balanced, highly recommend.


Snooth User: jdepetrillo
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/09/2010

Amazing purple color. Awesome bouquet of flowers and cherry. Full mouthfeel with cherry, blackberry. Nice soft tannins with good structure. Lacks a bit on the finish 90+


Snooth User: ProfPayne
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/22/2009

Beautiful acidity, but not bracing at all. Blueberry, spice, cassis on the palate - stone fruits and floral aromas on the nose. I picked this up for $16.99 in Indiana. What a great deal!


Snooth User: bc3
5591118
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/08/2008

superb value at $19 at costco. Big, fun, tasty, though still needs some time


Snooth User: vavin
23527616
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/15/2009

Highly recommend


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/05/2009

[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: ff1959
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 12/12/2007

Marvelous wine, but from a less than stellar vintage. The 2003 and 2004 are much more to my taste. I have yet to drink a d'Arenberg I did not like.


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

External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/20/2011

Good colour; highly perfumed bouquet, with an abundance of black fruits, savoury charcuterie, and a suggestion of violets; the palate is seamless and beautifully poised, with the acidity providing contrast to the lavish levels of fruit; a well constr... James Halliday. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 09/28/2011

The 2008 Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier spent 12 months in 15 percent new French and American oak. It is deep crimson-colored with an alluring bouquet of cedar, lilacs, Asian spices, black cherry, and blueberry. On the palate it is medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and layered with savory fruit. Nicely balanced, it will evolve for 2-3 years and drink well through 2020.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 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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Vintage: 2006 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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Vintage: 2006 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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Vintage: 2004 09/23/2010

($35) Deep, bright red. High-toned, vibrant strawberry liqueur, raspberry and spicy redcurrant aromas, with a hint of exotic apricot. Juicy and fresh on the palate, with strong, distinctly red fruit notes of wild strawberry and raspberry preserves. T... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/27/2012

...an impressive red offering an exotic nose of lychee nuts, honeysuckle, apricot marmalade, blackberries, and cassis. Expressive, full-bodied, and soft, but more superficial than usual... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 dArenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


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177162 Snooth User: gjs
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2003 08/17/2007

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2002 12/18/2007

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Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is beautiful with primary, dark fruits and a lifted, flowery cool-mint style note. With time in the glass the more savoury characters of spice and cooked meat begin to appear. The palate is robust and concentrated with great intensity. The fruit is more expressive on the palate with a touch of raspberry, plum, blackcurrant and blueberry with strong underlying spice. The fragrant mineral silky tannins build nicely on the palate and provide great structure and very impressive length. This wine will benefit from bottle age and if cellared correctly will drink well over the next 15 years.

The nose is beautiful with primary, dark fruits and a lifted, flowery cool-mint style note. With time in the glass the more savoury characters of spice and cooked meat begin to appear. The palate is robust and concentrated with great intensity. The fruit is more expressive on the palate with a touch of raspberry, plum, blackcurrant and blueberry with strong underlying spice. The fragrant mineral silky tannins build nicely on the palate and provide great structure and very impressive length. This wine will benefit from bottle age and if cellared correctly will drink well over the next 15 years.

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