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The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier 2006

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The vineyards and bushland that surround the d’Arenberg winery are home to the unique native Australian bird, the Kookaburra, famous for its distinctive laughing call. Much to the amusement of the family, Chester Osborn’s daughters, Alicia and Ruby, named their two wild pet Kookaburras the “Laughing Magpies”. Very dark rich looking appearance suggesting with a black-crimson hue suggesting a complex youthful dry red. The aroma is intense and still quite undeveloped with a floral mix of peach stone, jasmine and cranberry juice overriding dark maraschino cherries, star anise, and spiced fruit cake. If you give the wine a vigorous decanting you’ll see amongst the floral & vegetative earthy notes a dominance of white pepper & plum notes mixed with root vegetables such as parsnips and beetroot, along with hints of roasted black tea, black olives and edges of fragrant garden herbs. The palate is full flavoured with ripe juicy soft mouth-filling flavours suggesting beetroot juice, blueberries blackcurrants and red cherries with herbaceous edges that keep the palate in check. Overall a slightly lighter wine than previous years but the oak is showing a greater impact due to its youth, with lovely cedary notes which compliments the abundant tea like tannins and edgy mineral acidity that gives the wine excellent definition. The concentration of this wine suggests it will greatly benefit further bottle aging for the medium term and in 10 years or so, depending on storage, it should be at its drinking best.

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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
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Member Reviews for The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier

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Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.50 5
06/23/2008

that viognier definitely does its job, giving dark fruit some fizzy lift.


Snooth User: Halo21
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3.50 5
08/05/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2006 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 make an appearance accompanied by ripe tannin and excellent concentration leading to a long, refined finish. It will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and drink well through 2020.


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 (1,5L Magnum) - d'Arenberg : The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 (1,5L Magnum) - Rotwein von d'Arenberg Diese Cuvée aus Rotwein- und Weißweintrauben hat ihren Namen von der lachenden Elster, einem Vogel mit schwarzen Schwingen und weißem Bauch. Den Roten im Stil der Côte Rotie bekommen Sie in der 1,5 Liter Magnum Flasche! Im Glas präsentiert sich der The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2006 in einem dunklen Violettrot. Der Viognier-Anteil schenkt ihm blumige und fruchtige Noten von  Aprikosen, Nektarinen und Ingwer. Er gibt der reifen Frucht des Shiraz, bestehend aus Brombeer- und Blaubeernoten, das gewisse Etwas. Am Gaumen kommen diese Noten wieder. Dieser tolle und freche Wein kann bis zu acht Jahre Lagerung vertragen und passt hervorragend zu Rinderfilet oder Pekingente.Weingut: d'ArenbergLand: AustralienRegion: McLaren ValeRebsorte: Shiraz 94%, Viognier 6%Inhalt: 1,5 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,7 g/lRestsüße: 0,8 g/lAuszeichnungen:Mundus Vini Silber Rotwein > Australien > McLaren Vale


External Review
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - D'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: McLaren Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.


External Review
03/08/2009

(shiraz with viognier) Ruby-red. Seductive red and dark berries on the nose, with deeper soy and dark chocolate notes. Fresh and juicy, with energetic blueberry and cassis flavors, a hint of violet pastille and dusty tannins. Firms up on the finish, ... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Arenberg, D The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

The Laughing Magpie 2006 - d´Arenberg : Diese Cuvée aus Rotwein- und Weißweintrauben hat ihren Namen von der lachenden Elster, einem Vogel mit weißem Bauch und schwarzen Schwingen. Der Rote zeigt sich im Stil der Côte Rotie, Shiraz mit sechs Prozent Viognier. Im Glas leuchtet ein dunkles Violettrot. Der Viognier gibt dem Wein die blumigen und fruchtigen Noten von Aprikosen, Nektarinen und Ingwer. Er ergänzt die reife Frucht des Shiraz am Gaumen, aus Brombeer- und Blaubeernoten. Ein frecher und toller Wein, der locker acht Jahre Lagerung verträgt.Passt perfekt zu Pekingente oder Rinderfilet.Weingut: d'ArenbergRegion: McLaren ValeRebsorte: Shiraz 94%, Viognier 6% Inhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,75 g/lRestsüße: 0,5 g/lAuszeichnungenMundus Vini Silber Rotwein > Australien > McLaren Vale



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The vineyards and bushland that surround the d’Arenberg winery are home to the unique native Australian bird, the Kookaburra, famous for its distinctive laughing call. Much to the amusement of the family, Chester Osborn’s daughters, Alicia and Ruby, named their two wild pet Kookaburras the “Laughing Magpies”. Very dark rich looking appearance suggesting with a black-crimson hue suggesting a complex youthful dry red. The aroma is intense and still quite undeveloped with a floral mix of peach stone, jasmine and cranberry juice overriding dark maraschino cherries, star anise, and spiced fruit cake. If you give the wine a vigorous decanting you’ll see amongst the floral & vegetative earthy notes a dominance of white pepper & plum notes mixed with root vegetables such as parsnips and beetroot, along with hints of roasted black tea, black olives and edges of fragrant garden herbs. The palate is full flavoured with ripe juicy soft mouth-filling flavours suggesting beetroot juice, blueberries blackcurrants and red cherries with herbaceous edges that keep the palate in check. Overall a slightly lighter wine than previous years but the oak is showing a greater impact due to its youth, with lovely cedary notes which compliments the abundant tea like tannins and edgy mineral acidity that gives the wine excellent definition. The concentration of this wine suggests it will greatly benefit further bottle aging for the medium term and in 10 years or so, depending on storage, it should be at its drinking best.

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