d'Arenberg

The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

9.022 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Viognier
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Wow! Another stunner that held together insanely well? And was agreed around the table could go for quite a while. Spicy eucalyptus, pine, with a strong structure that included non sulphured/sugared dried fruit leather, tabac, and Thai basil. Picture Keanu tasting this and saying “Whoa.”

Wow! Another stunner that held together insanely well? And was agreed around the table could go for quite a while. Spicy eucalyptus, pine, with a strong structure that included non sulphured/sugared dried fruit leather, tabac, and Thai basil. Picture Keanu tasting this and saying “Whoa.”

Mar 23rd, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

A fun cellar pull. Still Big Berry profile 15 years later. Raspberry jam.

A fun cellar pull. Still Big Berry profile 15 years later. Raspberry jam.

Dec 25th, 2017
Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

9.0

2002 d'Arenberg 'Laughing Magpie' Shiraz Viognier, McLaren Vale, #Australiawine. Fragrant, violet petals amid blueberry jam plus blackberry, baking spice and wet stone. Soft and luscious with a lingering finish. Showing well but likely at the peak of its existence. #wine #sommelier #shiraz #australia

2002 d'Arenberg 'Laughing Magpie' Shiraz Viognier, McLaren Vale, #Australiawine. Fragrant, violet petals amid blueberry jam plus blackberry, baking spice and wet stone. Soft and luscious with a lingering finish. Showing well but likely at the peak of its existence. #wine #sommelier #shiraz #australia

3 people found it helpfulJan 5th, 2015
Josh Orr

Showing really well for 13 years of age. #MSclassic

Showing really well for 13 years of age. #MSclassic

May 31st, 2015
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

9.0

Aromas of blackberry, currant, cranberry relish, cloves and spearmint. Flavors pop on the palate with blackberry and currant notes carrying through from the nose with soft tannins. Probably at peak now for another 5 years.

Aromas of blackberry, currant, cranberry relish, cloves and spearmint. Flavors pop on the palate with blackberry and currant notes carrying through from the nose with soft tannins. Probably at peak now for another 5 years.

May 23rd, 2015
David Musser

Sommelier The Little Nell

8.0

That's an old Magpie

That's an old Magpie

Feb 5th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

A cellar wine pulled for a Lamb dinner. Early tasting...is proving strong.

A cellar wine pulled for a Lamb dinner. Early tasting...is proving strong.

Oct 11th, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

I you can't laugh at yourself find this wine. Works every time!

I you can't laugh at yourself find this wine. Works every time!

May 2nd, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

Worth the 10 year wait. Bought it and stored. First drink. A Big Blueberry Pie.

Worth the 10 year wait. Bought it and stored. First drink. A Big Blueberry Pie.

Dec 22nd, 2013
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

8.7

Aging well. Buy'um, open'um, drink'um...it's go time! Featured in an upcoming on-line auction.

Aging well. Buy'um, open'um, drink'um...it's go time! Featured in an upcoming on-line auction.

Nov 19th, 2013