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d’Arenberg “The Hermit Crab” Viognier Marsanne

McLaren Vale, South Australia

This Week Only – $15.99
Regular Price – $17.99

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One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d’Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia.

A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and by maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country’s leading producers of concentrated, characterful wines. Ranked as one of the Top 100 Wineries and Top Value Brands in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2013, this reputation is clearly recognized worldwide.

Many of McLaren Vale’s vineyards are on free-draining soils underlain with limestone, formed by the calcareous remains of the local marine fauna including the Hermit Crab, a reclusive little creature that inhabits the cast-off shells of others. Thus, the Osborn family thought the name appropriate for this blend, as it is best enjoyed with shellfish and seafood dishes. Aromas of white peach, pear and green melon on the nose.

*The palate is textural and spicy, with flavors of honeydew melon, just-ripe stone fruit and pickled ginger. It finishes slightly phenolic, adding some pleasing, mouthwatering grip to the back palate.

d’Arenberg “d’Arry’s Original” Shiraz Grenache 2013

McLaren Vale, South Australia

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Regular Price – $19.99

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This wine is named in honor of d’Arenberg’s principal, Francis d’Arry d’Arenberg Osborn, whose winemaking career began at this family winery more than half a century ago. d’Arry’s blend launched some four decades ago, continues as it began – a blend of Shiraz and Grenache sourced from d’Arenberg’s own low-yielding 19th-century vineyards.

*Dark, earthy Shiraz notes, complemented perfectly by fruit-driven, pure Grenache. The palate is equally rewarding. Rich and powerful, but not in an overbearing way. This wine will definitely benefit from decanting whilst young, but don’t be afraid to let it age a few years yet in a well-conditioned cellar.

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