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D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Love Grass 2004

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A cooler year in 2004 produced darkly-colored Shiraz fruit of expressive floral notes, spice, mulberries and a slight cassis undertone. Plum and cherry fruits are evident on the juicy palate, with lifted violets, cloves, and smoked bacon for complexity. The wine finishes with mulberry tar-like characters and firm, gritty tannins fanning out across the back palate.

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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

Editorial Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Love Grass

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,714
4.00 5
12/08/2008

Opening a bit stewy with strong black pepper overtones, this settles down offering great spice tones with light smoke and floral notes over a gentle and appealing bit of cow patty. A big, rich mouthful of wine that is chewy and layered with plum and prune tones that have a gamy edge. Adds notes of dried orchard fruits and freshens up in the glass adding a bit of florality and becoming more boysenberried. Very well balanced with solid length this is both interesting and enjoyable. 91pts


Member Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Love Grass

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Snooth User: vigna uva vino
77992187
3.50 5
12/08/2008

Tried this red from downunder at a blind tasting at snooth conducted by Greg Dal Piaz, and this was one of my favorites out of the 12 sampled. At first on the nose I got high alcohol and vanilla, but ultimately opened to a kind of sweet, fruit bomb, with blueberries on the side. Refreshing and jammy with hints of lavender, a suggestion of fruit rind, white pepper and a smokey undercurrent.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
3.00 5
02/20/2009

Big and brawny. Not my style, but there is some elegance here. Plum and jam on the nose with a spicy palate. Finish is very short which is good for a wine of this size. Everyone else in the crowd seemed to like it.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
3.00 5
02/09/2012

Oak and leather. Great to drink on its own or with food- meats and heavier cheeses.


Snooth User: ff1959
38435128
3.00 5
12/28/2007

Nice little cheapie Shiraz. Fulsome and powerful on the tongue, served at precisely 63F.


Snooth User: genevievegrant
80238119
3.00 5
02/26/2009

Peppery and bold.


Snooth User: Rihabe Anoucha
10281967
0.00 5
01/29/2012

lob


Snooth User: WTravis
3552956
4.00 5
01/03/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Love Grass

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe palate is juicy with weighty, red-fruited Shiraz dominated by plums, rhubarb, cherries, strawberries, mulberry, smoked bacon, white pepper and flower characters then a level of black currants and fragrant spice from the Cabernet and Petit Verdot appear. On the second sip a lovely mulberry tar-like character of Merlot starts to fill the palate with vivid, deep-red cherry flavors mixed with a hint of sage leaf, cloves and turmeric from the Petit Verdot which fans out across the finish with a grippy but polished finish.


External Review
02/24/2010

d?Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2004: Dekantier-Empfehlung (30 min. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 18-20°C, in Barriques gereift (9 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: d'ArenbergRebsorte: 87% Shiraz 3% Cabernet Sauvignon3% Merlot 3% Grenache 2% Petit Verdot1% Tempranillo 1% Pinot NoirRestzucker: 0,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 6,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein



A cooler year in 2004 produced darkly-colored Shiraz fruit of expressive floral notes, spice, mulberries and a slight cassis undertone. Plum and cherry fruits are evident on the juicy palate, with lifted violets, cloves, and smoked bacon for complexity. The wine finishes with mulberry tar-like characters and firm, gritty tannins fanning out across the back palate.

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