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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

The Story

Known as 'Burgundy' until 1993, this wine was renamed d'Arry's Original in honour of third generation family member Francis d'Arenberg Osborn, universally known as d'Arry, to honour his lifelong services to the wine industry.

 

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Vintage 2014

The d'Arrys Original is a crowd favourite for more than sentimental reasons. The 2014 version has a lifted bouquet full of mixed fruit and baking spices, complimented by ever so subtle fresh leather and sandalwood notes. The palate is surprisingly quite elegant but again the complexity of flavours really sets it apart as a wine.

 

There is a wonderful balance between acid and fruit sweetness that leaves this wine right in the zone. Whilst the fruit adds generosity, the fine acid sits it up in the palate giving lovely shape which translates into freshness. The tannins also, whilst playing a role, are beautifully integrated leaving us with a fine drying sensation onto which the remnants of fruit cling. Undoubtedly one of the best value wines in the d'Arenberg stable, a level of sophistication rarely seen at this price point. Sure to please in youth yet with a promise to develop ever greater range and refinement.

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A lovely, full-flavoured, generous, soft, delicious McLaren Vale red. Tannins aplenty. Quite a bit of appealing chocolate comes in on the finish. This is not a subtle style but it is not pretending to be. A wine that could and will, if allowed, age for a very long time. Simple, but simply delicious.  

Score: 91/100

Best drinking: Now for an easy twenty years. 

Alc: 14.5%

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Origin

McLaren Vale, South Australia

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  d'Arry's Original 2014  ( d'Arenberg )

A lovely, full-flavoured, generous, soft, delicious McLaren Vale red. Tannins aplenty. Quite a bit of appealing chocolate comes in on the finish. This is not a subtle style but it is not pretending to be. A wine that could and will, if allowed, age for a very long time. Simple, but simply delicious.  

Score: 91/100

Best drinking: Now for an easy twenty years. 

Alc: 14.5%

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