d'Arenberg

The Dry Dam McLaren Vale Riesling

8.936 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Douglas Braun

This is from adelaide - peach nutmeg spice - nice finish peachy floral spuce -little tiny bit of RS

This is from adelaide - peach nutmeg spice - nice finish peachy floral spuce -little tiny bit of RS

Oct 17th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Could become my Go To midweek Riesling. Floral notes with some mineral. A lush fruit driven palate with a little residual sugar at 10.3% Alc. An excellent quaffer and crowd pleaser.

Could become my Go To midweek Riesling. Floral notes with some mineral. A lush fruit driven palate with a little residual sugar at 10.3% Alc. An excellent quaffer and crowd pleaser.

Sep 1st, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Medium intensity petro, lemon, lime and white florals on the nose. Semi-sweet in style. Tropicals, lemon/lime, fruit blossoms, underripe green melon, light petro quality and beautifully soft minerals. d'Arenberg is like a 1920's factory. They push out around 3 million bottles a year. I'm not sure how they do it in such a dated facility that is so extremely tight quartered. They built this new crazy cube building. I'll show it in an upcoming post. It's all dedicated to adding various different visitor experiences. It's sort of an eyesore considering the McLaren Vale landscape. It also must have cost a fortune. I would have spent the money on new winemaking facilities first in an effort to continue to push the wine quality. To date, this was one of the more dated but also unclean winemaking facilities I've seen and I've seen a lot all over the world. Very surprising and even more surprising choice how to prioritize their Estate investments! Photos of their branding tent as you drive in and their old 1920's factory look.

Medium intensity petro, lemon, lime and white florals on the nose. Semi-sweet in style. Tropicals, lemon/lime, fruit blossoms, underripe green melon, light petro quality and beautifully soft minerals. d'Arenberg is like a 1920's factory. They push out around 3 million bottles a year. I'm not sure how they do it in such a dated facility that is so extremely tight quartered. They built this new crazy cube building. I'll show it in an upcoming post. It's all dedicated to adding various different visitor experiences. It's sort of an eyesore considering the McLaren Vale landscape. It also must have cost a fortune. I would have spent the money on new winemaking facilities first in an effort to continue to push the wine quality. To date, this was one of the more dated but also unclean winemaking facilities I've seen and I've seen a lot all over the world. Very surprising and even more surprising choice how to prioritize their Estate investments! Photos of their branding tent as you drive in and their old 1920's factory look.

Apr 14th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Lovely nose of petrol. Nice bracing acid that turns pleasantly tart on the finish. Outstanding value here.

Lovely nose of petrol. Nice bracing acid that turns pleasantly tart on the finish. Outstanding value here.

Sep 17th, 2015
Wilfred Wong

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com

9.6

A remarkable Riesling.

A remarkable Riesling.

Jun 26th, 2013
Boyd Knosp

First entry.

First entry.

Jan 4th, 2019
k fehlb

A little bit too sweet

A little bit too sweet

Oct 30th, 2018
Will Brajnikoff

Sommelier Chai Consulting

No, it's not in the coffee cup.

No, it's not in the coffee cup.

Jun 23rd, 2013
Wendy

Smells like a long, forgotten garage but has a real punchy, crisp mouth. Not a regular Reisling drinker but I quite like this.

Smells like a long, forgotten garage but has a real punchy, crisp mouth. Not a regular Reisling drinker but I quite like this.

May 23rd, 2015
Scott Taddeo

Scott had this 4 years ago

Scott had this 4 years ago

May 12th, 2016