Great Scores From The Wine Advocate for d’Arenberg’s New Releases
Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (online)
31st August, 2015
95 pts d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011
Deep garnet-colored with a hint of purple, the 2011 The Dead Arm Shiraz has a quite youthful nose revealing intense cassis, plum and mulberry scents with hoisin sauce, Szechuan pepper and an earthy undercurrent.
91 pts d’Arenberg The Galvo Garage 2010
Medium garnet-colored with a hint of purple, the 2010 The Galvo Garage Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that shows evolving aromas of cassis, dried mulberries and earth with hints of sandalwood, cigar boxes and pencil lead plus a touch of bay leaf. Medium-bodied, fresh and showing good concentration, it has a firm structure of chewy tannins and a long finish with an herbal lift.
91 pts d’Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2012
Deep garnet/purple, the 2012 The Love Grass Shiraz presents attractive aromas of fresh blackcurrants, black plums and mulberries with hints of cigar box, yeast extract, smoked bacon and earthy notes. Medium to full-bodied and solidly structured by chewy tannins, it has good fruit expression, finesse and a long finish.
90+ pts d’Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2012
Pale to medium ruby/purple, the 2012 The Custodian Grenache reveals aromas of crushed black raspberries and black cherries with roses and earth nuances. Medium to full-bodied, the palate ripe, silky and seductive palate finishes with good length.
90 pts d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier 2014
The 2014 The Hermit Crab Marsanne / Viognier reveals a lovely white peach, lychee, baker’s yeast and jasmine nose lifted with some white roses and allspice notes. Medium-bodied, the satiny palate shows great intensity with just enough racy acidity adding to the good length.
90 pts d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2012
Pale to medium garnet/purple, the 2012 The Derelict Vineyard Grenache has warm red and black cherry, mulberry and Indian spice aromas with black pepper and earth nuances. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is well-structured with chewy tannins and a long, peppery finish.
90 pts d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2011
Pale to medium-ruby in color, the 2011 The Derelict Vineyard Grenache has intense kirsch and white pepper nose with hints of dried herbs and dusty earth. Very peppery in the medium-bodied mouth, it has chewy tannins, a good expression of fruit and a long finish.
90 pts d’Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Deep garnet/purple, the 2011 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon opens to earthy and meaty notes over a core of cassis, baked blackberries and mulberries plus tar, cloves, wild thyme and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied and showing good concentration and freshness, it is structured by grainy tannins and a long finish.
90 pts d’Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz Roussanne 2013
Deep garnet/purple, the 2013 The Wild Pixie has earthy and gamy notes with some tar and loam over a core of cassis and black cherries. Medium to full-bodied, the savory palate has great concentration shaped by firm, rounded tannins and a long finish.
90 pts d’Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz Roussanne 2011
Deep garnet/purple, the 2011 The Wild Pixie has a nose of red currants, red and black cherries, crushed blackberries and pepper with a hint of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with good concentration, the palate has exuberant red and black berry flavors, a solid frame of grainy tannins and a long finish.
90 pts d’Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2014
The 2014 The Dry Dam Riesling opens with a nice citrus zest and floral-laced nose with hints of coriander seed and white peaches. Dry, lively and showing good intensity on the palate, this wine shows youthful vivacity before finishing long and clean.
89 pts d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Shiraz 2012
Medium to deep garnet/purple, the 2012 The Stump Jump Shiraz has quite a leafy, herbal nose built around a good core of red and black cherry fruit aromas and earthy notes. Full-bodied and structured by chewy tannins, the stemmy notes make it a little bitter and astringent through the long finish.