d'Arenberg

The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

8.818 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Viognier, Shiraz
Top Notes For
Skip McCauley

10% Viognier, which I can only imagine was done to soften up otherwise brutally acidic and tannic Syrah from the vintage. However, it's expertly done and still manages to be big, bold, and 14.5% abv. Very floral and herbaceous nose of lilac, hibiscus, and plum. Coats the entire palate with big blackberry juice, smooth earthy oak, and chalky tannins.

10% Viognier, which I can only imagine was done to soften up otherwise brutally acidic and tannic Syrah from the vintage. However, it's expertly done and still manages to be big, bold, and 14.5% abv. Very floral and herbaceous nose of lilac, hibiscus, and plum. Coats the entire palate with big blackberry juice, smooth earthy oak, and chalky tannins.

Oct 11th, 2015
Jason Keefer

Great aged Shiraz/viognier mix at a great price! Not the fanciest but enjoyable with plums, herbs, tobacco!

Great aged Shiraz/viognier mix at a great price! Not the fanciest but enjoyable with plums, herbs, tobacco!

Oct 15th, 2020
Scott Munro

Really loved this, not overly jammy, but def had dark fruit, some pepper and red meat as well, v fun

Really loved this, not overly jammy, but def had dark fruit, some pepper and red meat as well, v fun

Jun 8th, 2018
Andrew Lam

Fits my style but quite hot and the finish was too acidic.

Fits my style but quite hot and the finish was too acidic.

Jun 5th, 2017
Vitaly Domnenko

Bh. Tm. Am. Fm.

Bh. Tm. Am. Fm.

Jan 21st, 2016
Laura Dettinger

Wine from Warren. Paired well with steak

Wine from Warren. Paired well with steak

Feb 15th, 2015
Adam Ivor

Very fruit forward. Tastes like there was an acid add. High in acidity....decent color. Lots of life left for an '07. A bit unilateral.

Very fruit forward. Tastes like there was an acid add. High in acidity....decent color. Lots of life left for an '07. A bit unilateral.

Jan 30th, 2015
Damian Elsen

Never too early for wine.

Never too early for wine.

Feb 16th, 2013
Jason Davis

Jason had this 5 years ago

Jason had this 5 years ago

Dec 20th, 2015
Adam Markey

Adam had this 5 years ago

Adam had this 5 years ago

Jul 1st, 2015