A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet Franc (9%), and Petit Verdot (6%), the result is a delicious and moreish wine which warms the soul.
Gutsy as many d'Arenberg wines are, the grunt is rounded off by a softer touch. Expect earthy, blackcurrant, Ribena and boot polish type characters. Textured oak and mulchy elements kick along with chocolatey and mint flavours hovering in the background.
A wine which will happily see time in the cellar for at least 5-8 years.
Throw it in a decanter and give it some air then sit back and enjoy with a lamb roast.
Who: d'Arenberg http://www.darenberg.com.au/
What: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot (14.5% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
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