2016 d'Arenberg "The Laughing Magpie" Shiraz Viognier

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An enticing mix of primary fruit characters entwined with flowers, ginger and stone fruit. Shiraz (96%) Viognier (4%)

A rather dark appearance with a vivid purple hue suggesting a complex dry red. The nose is particularly intense, with peppery spice, hints of fragrant flower and perfume aromas, plus nectarines, apricots, ginger and herbs from the small parcel of viognier that the Shiraz is cofermented with.

On the palate the Shiraz is more dominant. There is some sweeter fruit charachters like blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry. The palate is rich and generous and soft silky tannins.

Gold - China Wine & Spirits Awards, 2019

4 Stars - Winestate McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Fleurieu & Surrounds

93 - Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

91 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

90 - Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Vegan Friendly

d'Arenberg Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia