Tuesday, 2 December 2014

d'Arenberg The Bonsai Vine GSM 2010

The story to every d'Arenberg wine never fails to interest me. So the Bonsai Vine? In short, the fruit is sourced from short bush vines which are dry grown and resemble, well, you know...

A blend of Grenache (48%), Shiraz  (42%) and Mourvedre (10%), it smells of little berries, red currants, with a sprinkle of dried herd, some earthiness and just a smidge of boiled lolly.

The fruit coats the mouth nicely with a nice touch of oak. There's a slippery texture and warmth to the fruit. Still tasty stuff and a fair match for a roast or steak.

I'd have a glass or two but I'm not so sure about the price point.

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $30
Source: Sample


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