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2006 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: d'Arenberg Vineyards and Winery darenberg.com.au   details
Appellation: McLaren Vale - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Viognier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$17.99
Description: Very nice
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: September 3, 2008 , Melvin Coleman
3 stars "Color: deep; Aromas: woody; Sweetness: dry; Finish: persistent; Pricy but good" Best -2015
tasted: November 2, 2008 , Michael D'Aquanni
"juicy, really juicy, smooth. delicious. need more of this"
tasted: November 30, 2009 , from a member
3.5 stars "Color: dark; Aromas: floral, woody, black berry; Sweetness: medium dry; Finish: persistent; color: dark reddish-purple nose: blackberry jam, woody, floral taste: initial hint of sweetness and bubbly sensation on tongue, nice fresh acidity, black fruit, chocolate, wood, melted black licorice and hint of smoke. Fun bold wine."
tasted: May 8, 2010 , Antti J. Niemi
90 points "Color: deep; Nose: intense; Body: tannic; Finish: persistent; Overall: rich; To young today. Decanted and aired for 5 hrs but it did still not open up. Heaps of potential in this bottle but you need to be patient..." Best 2014-2020
rated: February 21, 2008 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
92 points "‘The 2006 The Laughing Magpie is composed of 90% Shiraz and 10% Viognier. Deep crimson/violet in color, it offers up notes of cherry, ginger, black tea, tar, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, layered flavors of cherry, blueberry, and dark chocolate make an appearance accompanied by ripe tannin and excellent concentration leading to a long, refined finish. It will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and drink well through 2020.’" Best 2009-2025
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