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Food Pairings for D'Arenberg the Galvo Garage Cabernet/Merlot/Pv/Cabernet Franc
Editorial Reviews for D'Arenberg the Galvo Garage Cabernet/Merlot/Pv/Cabernet Franc
Big black currant fruit on the nose is framed with pencil lead and a touch of truffle topped with a touch of perfumed French oak. Smooth and bright on entry, this starts off on the lighter weight side with some dusty tannins and soft plummy fruit that gains focus and black currant and strawberry notes on the mid-palate before turning into a pleasant sour cherry and lightly toasted oak bomb on the finish. The slightly elevated acidity keeps this fresh and lively and makes it seem less imposing than it may be, and easy to drink. Maybe a bit simple but so succulent and mouthwatering, this would be great with a fatty rack of lamb. 89pts
This is a Bordeaux blend; the term ‘garagists’ is used to describe the producers in Bordeaux making great wines in their garage outside of the ‘Appellation Controlee’ system. The d’Arenberg wines are all made in a small-batch processing, very hands-on way (or feet, as the reds are all foot-trod) as the ‘garagists’ do. The reds are all made in the old galvanised garage/shed/winery, hence ‘Galvo’. The wine’s appearance is noticeably deep and dark, suggesting a complex full-bodied, oak matured wine. The aromas are very classic cabernet with notes of exotic dark plums, mulberry, blackcurrants, fragrant cassis and an underlying mix of dark chocolate, cherries, cured meats and spiced violets. Green runner-bean and fine-toasted, French oak, cedar notes come through as the wine opens. The palate is ripe and has an impressive elegance upon entry and then you are struck with the overwhelming complexity and presence. Extremely juicy with a wonderful deep richness and structure. A mix of pure fruit with edges of exotic notes, immense structure and length with mineral acidity and fine lacy tannins directing the fruit.
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