d’Arenberg The Bonsai Vine GSM 2016

Sourced from old, dry grown vines that appear as small as bonsai and using “house style” oak approach of old French and American oak.

d’Arenberg, The Bonsai Vine, Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, McLaren Vale, 2016

Deep chocolate and slightly porty generous nose, black cherry, raspberry and blackberry conserve, spearmint leaf lift and a earthy, steely ferrous note. The palate a little simple with blocky dark chocolate, bitter herb tang, short &sweet fruits-of-the-forest medley, chinotti black orange and chalky tannins.

RRP: $29
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 16.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg

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