Sunday, 8 July 2018

d'Arenberg The Sticks and Stones 2014


An intriguing blend which just works. How this blend ever came to be would be an interesting tale Chester Osborn will undoubtedly love to share, but the bold experimentation is worthy of credit.

A blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Souzao and Tinta Cao (37/36/25/2). It's brooding but lifted by blue and purple flower florals. Aromas too of baked berry pie steal my interest. Quite tight in the mouth, it softens with more air under its wings. Tar and savoury feels march along leaving a chalky and dusty tannin in its wake. A great wine to snuggle up to on a chilly evening.

Drink now to ten years.

90/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $29
Source: Sample

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