Monday, 6 February 2017

d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2012

I had high expectations of this wine but my balloon of excitement was quickly deflated.

It smells warm and stewed. On first look it just seemed one dimensional. A day on there was a little flex, but still, nothing really enough to get me in my dancing shoes.

Dark fruit with some apricot skin peering through are the main players. Dense in the mouth, it plants mid palate and just weighs itself down, almost a sinking feeling.

Not for me.

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $29
Source: Sample

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