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D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie Mclaren Vale 2002

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The 2002 The Laughing Magpie is composed of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier. Deep crimson/violet in color, it offers up notes of cherry, ginger, black tea, tar, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, layered flavors of cherry, blueberry, and dark chocolate mak

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

[Metro Cafe] Blueberry on the nose and overwhelming on the palate accompanied by apricot and tannins on teh finish. Shiraz/Viogner blends are typically not my thing but a very nice wine nevertheless.


Snooth User: apostasy
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4.50 5
12/18/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie Mclaren Vale

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2009

The wine's scant 7% Viognier is really noticeable, particularly on the nose, where feminine, floral aromas pretty up black-as-night oak and plum; this reviewer found violets among the wine's similarly dark flavors. The feel is chewy and substantial a... Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 Arenberg, D The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2011

...the La Mouline of McLaren Vale. An exotic, heady, flamboyantly-styled red, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of lychee nuts, acacia flowers, blackberries, and creme de cassis. Supple-textured and opulent, with pepper, licor... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A lithe lively red with a lovely subtle streak of apricot and spice running through the blackberry blueberry and peppery spice flavors beautifully balanced right through the harmonious finish... Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

...the La Mouline of McLaren Vale. An exotic heady flamboyantly-styled red it boasts an inky/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of lychee nuts acacia flowers blackberries and creme de cassis. Supple-textured and opulent with pepper licorice and blackberry liqueur-like flavors this beautiful wine is made in a modern progressive style with terrific fruit intensity along with notions of sweet French oak in the background... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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The 2002 The Laughing Magpie is composed of 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier. Deep crimson/violet in color, it offers up notes of cherry, ginger, black tea, tar, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, layered flavors of cherry, blueberry, and dark chocolate mak

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