D’Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz

D'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Red WineJoe Fattorini’s Tasting Note: “Try this once and you’ll be hooked. It’s a vivid take on the North Rhone blend of peppery Shiraz (Syrah) and exotic Viognier. The 2010 was a great Shiraz vintage in McLaren Vale and it shows in this exuberant, ripsnorting wine perfect with tasty barbecued meats”
The wine has an enticing mix of primary fruit characters entwined with the first hints of moreish secondary nuances
There is an enormous concentration of blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose and palate, a whiff of flowers, ginger and stone fruit that we can attribute to the Viognier and depth is built through more savoury notes of fennel, fresh leather and cedar
Food Pairing Suggestions: Beef, Lamb, Spicy Dishes, Mature and Hard Cheeses, Pork

Storage Instructions: Stored in a cool dark place.
Serving Recommendation: Barbecued meats, steaks, rich meat dishes.
Country of origin: Australia
Alcohol Content: 14% Vol
Brand: d’Arenberg
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2010
Dominant Varietal: Shiraz
Taste: Dry
Region Produced: New South Wales
Varietal Composition: Shiraz 85%, Viognier 15%

2010 is touted by many as an absolute classic McLaren Vale vintage for Shiraz. The wine has an enticing mix of primary fruit characters entwined with the first hints of moreish secondary nuances. There is an enormous concentration of blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose and palate, a whiff of flowers, ginger and stone fruit that we can attribute to the Viognier and depth is built through more savoury notes of fennel, fresh leather and cedar.