d’Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2015

Seeing this wine as a pre-release, so can imagine similar fruit split as previous years with 94% Shiraz and 6% Viognier and maturation in older oak.

d’Arenberg, The Laughing Magpie, Shiraz, Viognier, McLaren Vale, 2015

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Porty raisin fruit elements to black fruits to dark chocolate with warm apricot tart notes (crust and fruit). Spicy, stalky herbal elements jut out at odd angles over ferrous cold blood. Full bodied with deep, earthy minerally tones to give grounding to black and purple berries. Tannins are understated yet feel like they’re restraining the fruit. Early days for this wine and I think best drinking is ahead.

RRP: $29
Alc: 14.5%
Rating:  16.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg

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