Friday, 13 April 2018

d’Arenberg The Bonsai Vine Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2015


Gee I like the look of these new releases from d'Arenberg. Here's a great take on the GSM blend.

Strawberries and bright cherry aromas are joined by dried leaves and a distinct earthiness. In the mouth it's quite a savoury expression. Think dark chocolate, bitter cocoa, a dusting of pepper. Juicy red fruit precedes this courtesy of the Grenache but that pepper note just ticks away pleasantly. The finish is drying with tilled earth and what seems a touch of bunchiness. Cocoa-like tannins the parting gift. A great wine for a steak or a meaty dish.

Drink now to eight years.

94/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $29
Source: Sample

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