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D'Arenberg Wines d'Arry'S Original Southern Vales 2004

Member Review by winolee:

Another Aussie wine that brings out great QPR. Starting out, the nose was kinda difficult to catch - when you do, you get a whiff of crushed cherries and some herb, maybe thyme. Generally fruit-forward tastes of fleshy black cherries, a little oak and leather at the end. You can really taste the skin contact as the tannins are more pronounced. It matched nicely with a piece of steak the 1st day. On the second day, I had it with some buffalo chicken wings, and quite pleased that it stood up to the buffalo wing spices I did notice that it kinda lost its balance a bit after a day, but still good nevertheless. It has a screw cap, which comes in really handy for those outdoor venues.

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Darenberg:
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

Member Reviews for D'Arenberg Wines d'Arry'S Original Southern Vales

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Snooth User: winolee
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4.00 5
07/31/2008

Another Aussie wine that brings out great QPR. Starting out, the nose was kinda difficult to catch - when you do, you get a whiff of crushed cherries and some herb, maybe thyme. Generally fruit-forward tastes of fleshy black cherries, a little oak and leather at the end. You can really taste the skin contact as the tannins are more pronounced. It matched nicely with a piece of steak the 1st day. On the second day, I had it with some buffalo chicken wings, and quite pleased that it stood up to the buffalo wing spices I did notice that it kinda lost its balance a bit after a day, but still good nevertheless. It has a screw cap, which comes in really handy for those outdoor venues.


Snooth User: RPerro
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3.50 5
04/11/2009

A nice drinking wine. Needed some time to open up. In hindsight, should have decanted. Lots of fruit, some heat and a long finish.


Snooth User: Governor2
4048153
4.50 5
01/04/2008

Always good. Affordable shiraz.


Snooth User: oysterboy
8463041
3.00 5
08/24/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for D'Arenberg Wines d'Arry'S Original Southern Vales

External Review
02/24/2010

d?Arenberg d?Arrys Original Shiraz / Grenache 2004 Magnum (1,5L): 16 bis 18°celJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: d'ArenbergRebsorte: Shiraz 50% Grenache 50%Restzucker: 6,25 g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewOne of my consistent favorites from d'Arenberg is their d'Arry's Original, and the terrific 2004 is a super value. A dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by beautiful blackberry, cassis, cherry, and licorice scents with hints of Provencal herbs and pepper in the background. This medium to full-bodied, front end-loaded blend of Shiraz and Grenache possesses considerable fruit, body, and silky tannins as well as enough acidity to provide definition. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.


External Review
11/01/2007

For over four decades, veteran Aussie vintner d'Arry Osborn has made this classic Shiraz-Grenache blend. Now his son Chester helps produce the soft, rich wine with its engaging cherry and berry flavors.




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