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
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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