d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2017 750ml - Argonaut Wine & Liquor
d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2017 750ml
SKU: 12839

d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale
Brand d'Arenberg
Alcohol/vol 14%
Wine is unrivalled in the world of beverages for the influence time and season have on its ever changing personality. The 2013 Laughing Magpie has just now reinforced that lesson for me. Upon tasting this wine in early Summer 2017 it was bursting at the seams with typical young, fruity Shiraz characters, think plum, mulberry, milk chocolate and sweet liquorice. The tannin and acid profile at the time however, sat a bit awkwardly against the juiciness of the wine. Now, as the colder months have set in I notice those sweet fruited scents slowly retreating and a darker, more savoury aspect to this wine revealing itself. Mulberry and plum give way to black olive, cedar and cinnamon; milk chocolate has evolved into dark chocolate, the serious type with lots of cocoa; and the sweet confectionary liquorice appears more like slightly salty Dutch liquorice. The tannins have taken on a chalky edge and the mouthfeel, whilst densely packed, feels much more streamlined. From experience and taking into account the concentration of this wine, I expect the sweetness to re-emerge in the coming months. Plums and mulberries will continue to please but add to that sun dried figs and boysenberry pie. And watch the texture evolve as the wine becomes ever more velvety. A Shiraz Viognier that will suit everyone from the most avid wine connoisseur seeking a thought provoking experience through to someone who just wants to enjoy a quality red wine with their barbecued steak. 
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This Shiraz, which sees 6% of Viognier, is aging quickly, via raisin-ed plum and black-currant aromas backed by ground black pepper, licorice and an earthy beet note. Plush, ripe fruit in the mouth is tempered by spicy, chalky, drying tannins. The finish is short and fruity. Drink up.

March 1, 2023

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