d’Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Special Price $19.00 Regular Price $20.00
A little less rustic and tannic than many d’Areberg wines this is nonetheless packed with an intensity of fruit and tannin you don’t normally see in wines at this price-point. This wine has a very pretty nose, with blueberries and perfume giving way to some serious and savoury greenery. The palate is full bodied and fresh, showing blue fruits, cherries and sage. There's great fruit intensity and length.
McLaren Vale, SA
Now - 2027
90pts James Halliday
d’Arenberg started operations in 1912. Initially they sold grapes to other wineries before building a winery of their own in 1927. d’Arry started helping out in the vineyard and winery from 1943 and is still involved today more than 70 vintages later. From the 1960’s onwards d’Arenberg have made a string of wines which have been highly awarded, including the 68 Cabernet which won the Jimmy Watson Trophy. Son Chester took over as senior winemaker in the early 80’s and has invested a huge amount of time researching alternative varieties likely to make excellent wine in McLaren Vale. Where the winery was born in a vat of Grenache and Shiraz, these days you are just as likely to taste Rousanne, Sagrantino, Souzao, Cincault, Tinta Cao or Tempranillo. That said the newer wines have not overshadowed the older varieties or styles which are still the cornerstone of the brand. All of the wines from d’Arenberg, new or old follow the same bouncing ball … cracking quality fruit first, wines that need to be decanted before drinking, wines that will age superbly.
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