d’Arenberg about its d’Arry’s Original 2011:
‘Known as „Burgundy” until 1993, was renamed d’Arry’s Original in honour of 3rd generation family member Francis d’Arenberg Osborn, universally known as d’Arry, to honour his lifelong services to the wine industry’.
d’Arry’s Original 2011 from McLaren Vale is a black coloured wine with ruby edge and purple hues.
The bouquet is full of black forest fruits and spices. Over the glass there is aroma of blackberries, blueberries, black currants, cherries and liquorice with a hint of green pepper (capsicum).
In the mouth the wine is dry, slightly bitter and complex. Full bodied, diverse and well-balanced. There are lot of integrated, rounded and ripe tannins. D’Arry’s Original mostly tastes of spices and oak with just some fruit characteristics (black currant and blueberry). The finish is quite short (I’ve been expecting it to be much longer) with a nice note of black pepper and a hint of oak flavours.
The wine is easy to drink and it is a perfect example of great quality wine that may be enjoyed with everyday food or on its own.
d’Arry’s Original 2011 – wine review:
Wine – d’Arrys Original Shiraz Grenache
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation – McLaren Vale
Vintage – 2011 G
rape varieties – Shiraz, Grenache
Producer – d’Arenberg
Distributor / Importer – Valade & Transandine – France
Winemaker – Chester d’Arenberg Osborn
Vineyards – McLaren Vale
Style and type – still; dry, red
Alcohol – 14,2%
Barrel ageing – 12-21 months in French and American oak
Serving temperature – 16-18°C
Cellaring – yes, but it loses fruit character and becomes more oaky and spicy
Price range – 22$
Others – minimal sulphur added, traditional methods both in the winery and vineyard
Tasting date – Feb 15, Australia