d’Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2012

d’Arenberg’s Laughing Magpie shiraz viognier from the 2012 vintage is a good release.  This year it’s 93% shiraz and 7% viognier (down from 10% in 2011).   Its aromatics are brooding; all cassis and baked fruits.  Its palate is full bodied, balanced and even in impression.  Will please.  (Alc: 14.4%, Region: McLaren Vale, Rating: Good, Drink: now to 2021+)

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