D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie 2003
Upon release d'Arenberg's The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier has a vivid dark purple colour. The Viognier adds fragrance and the perfume of flowers, nectarines, ginger and herbs, serving to enhance the very ripe spectrum of the Shiraz, namely blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry. These same characters are also evident on the palate and prevail with a smooth glycerol impact, following through to the mid palate with fruity tannin. The structure has an accent on fine structure and a gritty long fruit tannin. After time in bottle the d'Arenberg's Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier's flavours should intensify as with other wines from the d'Arenberg stable. The restrained tannin and acidity will produce a seamless velvety rolling length with age.
Great dark color. Coats palate with dark fruit flavors. Well balanced, highly recommend.
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+
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!
superb value at $19 at costco. Big, fun, tasty, though still needs some time
External Reviews for D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie
...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.
...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
...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 Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 Arenberg, D The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 1500ml
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