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The Cadenzia Gsm Mclaren Vale d'Arenberg 2005

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McLaren Vale is home to some of the oldest Grenache vineyards in Australia that were planted over a century ago. Many of Australia’s most highly regarded Grenache-based wines are produced in this region. Intense red cherry appearance when poured suggests a full bodied complex dry red. This really needs to be poured into a big glass as the wine is clearly suppressed. Quickly intense red cherry, cranberry, kirsch notes to appear with a subtle background of pepper, stone fruit kernels and nutty spiced oak. As the wine opens the level of concentration evolves with ripe red fruits such as cranberry, mulberry, raspberry conserve to black tarry notes of liquorice, dried plum baked olives and prunes with spices and notes of dried herbs. The palate is full and lush dominated with red fruits intertwined with meaty potpourri characters, savoury dry herb notes and rounded soft tannins balanced with silky acidity. The length of flavour and intensity is excellent as layers of flavours evolve with every sip. Perfectly balanced and already very stylish and juicy right to the end.

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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

McLaren Vale is home to some of the oldest Grenache vineyards in Australia that were planted over a century ago. Many of Australia’s most highly regarded Grenache-based wines are produced in this region. Intense red cherry appearance when poured suggests a full bodied complex dry red. This really needs to be poured into a big glass as the wine is clearly suppressed. Quickly intense red cherry, cranberry, kirsch notes to appear with a subtle background of pepper, stone fruit kernels and nutty spiced oak. As the wine opens the level of concentration evolves with ripe red fruits such as cranberry, mulberry, raspberry conserve to black tarry notes of liquorice, dried plum baked olives and prunes with spices and notes of dried herbs. The palate is full and lush dominated with red fruits intertwined with meaty potpourri characters, savoury dry herb notes and rounded soft tannins balanced with silky acidity. The length of flavour and intensity is excellent as layers of flavours evolve with every sip. Perfectly balanced and already very stylish and juicy right to the end.

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