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d’Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier McLaren Vale 2013

They’ve nailed this one.  A d’Arenberg staple, this is a potentially outstanding release of The Laughing Magpie shiraz viognier and may well be the best wine yet I have tasted under this label.  A deeply coloured shiraz in the glass, it has attractive and brooding aromas of licorice, black fruits, cedar and leather.  The palate is full bodied and ripe, with some tannic grip and moreish bitterness.  Rating: Very Good. Abv: 14.6%. Price: $29. Source: Sample.

Sean Mitchell

By Sean Mitchell

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