October wine offer – Wines to cut your teeth on!

I have a bit of a soft spot for d’Arenberg having cut my teeth on many of their wines.  The wines for me have always shown classic McLaren Vale characters, especially the Shiraz’s with their pepper and spice flavours and unlike the wines of the Barossa the oak in these wines rarely dominate and play an elegant supporting role rather than one of dominance. Rated a 5 star winery by James Halliday, it seems I’m not alone in liking these wines. Both The Dead Arm Shiraz and The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier were given 94 points out of 100 by Mr. Halliday, for me The Footbolt Shiraz is the beacon that all the other wines have to live up to. Is there a better Shiraz from McLaren Vale available at this price? Paul – MMI Wine Buyer

Bottle shots - d'arenberg

THE CUSTODIAN GRENACHE AED 70

This is a lovely wine with soft red berry fruits and super-soft tannins. The alcohol is warming but never dominates, the flavours are lingering and juicy.

Drink 3-5 years      Food Italian food

THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ AED 215

This is a serious wine, with a serious ability to age and is worthy of being described as one of the finest Australian Shiraz’s money can buy. Don’t take my word for it, Langton’s Classification V proves it – read it on www.langtons.com.au

Drink 10 years      Food Wagyu beef

THE FOOTBOLT SHIRAZ AED 96

Super Spice and very fine, this wine is absolutely delicious with its liquorice and bitter chocolate characters balanced with a central pillar of juicy fruits.

Drink 3-5 years      Food Pizza and pasta

THE LAUGHING MAGPIE SHIRAZ-VIOGNIER AED 97

Silky smooth and very elegant. This was the original wine that coined the phrase “an iron fist in a velvet glove”.

Drink 5 years      Food Roast lamb

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