d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2015

Blending the regional heroes of McLaren Vale.  This release is from 2 years ago, but gives portent to the potential of the wine. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre.

d’Arenberg, The Ironstone Pressings, GSM, McLaren Vale, 2015

Fragrant and meaty with a rubbery aspect (that I find in McLaren Vale Grenache), wet brambly leaf, plum, sweet oak with graphite edge over chocolate ganache. Medium-full bodied. More restrained on the palate than the nose suggests: tight and minerally with super fine/sandy tannins and a bright, clear beating red fruit heart and the merest hint of meaty complexity.

RRP: $76 (current vintage)
Alc: 14.3%
Rating: 18.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg

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