Thursday, 26 November 2015
d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones 2011
Tempranillo, Grenache, Souzao, Tinta Cao (60/25/13/2) do the business here.
Dried flowers, dusty earth, pan juices and char aromas. Scratch around a little more and some dried savoury herbs come out to play.
Big and grippy in the mouth. Sappy and puckering tannins steal the limelight. In some respects I feel like I've licked a plate of flour. Those powdery and graphite like tannins just sit and refuse to leave.
I struggled to finish the glass let alone a few sips to taste. Too big for my liking.
Region: McLaren Vale
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