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D'arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier (6-pack) 2012
  • Winner of 5 Gold Medals
  • Rated 95 points by James Hallliday
  • Still very youthful - cellar for next 10 years

D'arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier (6-pack) 2012 x6

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5 Gold
"Matured in 5050% French and American oak for 20 months. It's odd how the co-fermentation of viognier can appear to intensify the regional signature, it's certainly written large here, but there's a spark of fresh fruit with a different pitch to its note. All this adds up to an impressive example of this key wine in the d'Arenberg menagerie." 95 points, James Halliday Wine Companion, October 2016.

Awards

5 Gold

Wine Region

MCLAREN VALE

Drink Until

2032

Varieties

Shiraz 93% and Viognier 7%

Alcohol

14.4%

Foods

Pasta with rich sauces, barbecued red meats or beautiful braised pork.

Oak

French and American oak.

Colour

Dark plum red in colour.

Nose

Dark brooding fruit is apparent on the nose with earth, spice and dried herbs.

Palate

The palate is round and luscious with an attractive black olive and sage character persistent throughout the palate. This wine has fantastic fruit weight, with great supporting tannin and balanced acidity. It still looks very youthful and should easily cellar for the next ten years.

Background

The Name: The Kookaburra is a native Australian bird famous for its distinctive laughing call, Chester's young daughters named them 'Laughing Magpies'. The Magpie plumage is black with a stripe of white feathers, representing McLaren Vale's first ever blend combining the (black) Shiraz and its white partner, Viognier. Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to open fermenters, where the Viognier and Shiraz are co-fermented. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation, the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of old French and American oak to complete fermentation and mature. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.

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