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D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie 2003

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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.

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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
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Member Reviews for D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie

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Snooth User: connie7899
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5.00 5
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
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
26072134
0.00 5
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
04/08/2008

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


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

Highly recommend


Snooth User: Cosie123
3050012
4.00 5
08/17/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2003 - D'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: McLaren Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.


External Review
11/14/2013

...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.


External Review
01/16/2009

...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


External Review
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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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.

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