This wine is perhaps a little old-fashioned, as it doesn’t have an individual concept name like all the others. Up un...Read more...
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d?Arenberg Vintage Fortified Shiraz 2005 (0,375L): Dekantieren, Serviertemperatur 16°C-24°C. Lagerzeit bis 30 Jahre,Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,375 L -HalbflascheRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: d'ArenbergRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: 102,8g/LiterRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.18 Süßwein
This wine is perhaps a little old-fashioned, as it doesn’t have an individual concept name like all the others. Up until the 1950’s, all of the Shiraz was used for producing a Port styled wine hence the near original label has been retained for this wine for posterity. The wine has a very deep black appearance with a wonderful crimson deep cherry red hue. Intense aromas of ripe, blackberry fruits, liquorice appear first followed by prune-like notes with deep spicy plum pudding characters. As it opens, deeper blackberry mulberry fruits with anise evolve combined with a lifted (and slightly ‘taily’) brandy spirit which is most appealing. The initial attack of primary fruit flavours, combined with the integrated, unwooded brandy spirit ensure the palate is full-flavoured balanced with very fine, almost tea-like tannins and the dry impact of the spirit. Just wonderful! With significant bottle age, ‘The Vintage Fortified’ made with Shiraz gains extraordinary complexity. The intense young colour becomes a lighter, more ruby-red initially, then quite amber. Fruit and brandy spirit integrate further, making way for whiffs of roses, chocolate/walnut, coffee and orange/cumquat peel smells. The palate becomes more balanced and develops further complexity with notes of caramelised figs, dark chocolate, malt, coffee and vanilla mixed with tobacco-like flavours with a finish that’s very soft and delicate.
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