D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie Mclaren Vale 2002
[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.
External Reviews for D'Arenberg the Laughing Magpie Mclaren Vale
...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.
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.
...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
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