Thursday, 17 January 2013

d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2010

The first vintage of this wine was in 2001.

Like many d'Arenberg wines this one was packed with punch. But on the second day I looked at it, it had softened nicely.

Some Viognier characters were apparent. Apricot, peach, but also a slight buttered toast element.

I liked the texture the palate delivered. Some nuttiness as well as those apricot flavours flowing through all coating the palate well.

Not a wine many people would drink on its own but I reckon you'd be on the right bus with chicken or something with a creamy sauce.

Who: d'Arenberg
What: Rousanne (13.2% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
When: 2010
How: $22

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