d'Arenberg

The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

8.928 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Viognier
Top Notes For
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2012 vintage. Great typicity and good structure. Blackberry, stewed black cherry, black plum, little bit of smokiness, dried herbs, dried violets, cedar, loamy dirt.

2012 vintage. Great typicity and good structure. Blackberry, stewed black cherry, black plum, little bit of smokiness, dried herbs, dried violets, cedar, loamy dirt.

Dec 30th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Nose of; blackberries, blueberries, black cherries, black licorice, used coffee grounds and decayed floral bouquet. Palate of; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, expresso, anise, leather, dry crushed rocks, dry florals, medium tannins, decent acidity with a nice even consistent finish. Photos show they still use the older basket press (still largely used in the area) and their 1920's looking factory.

Nose of; blackberries, blueberries, black cherries, black licorice, used coffee grounds and decayed floral bouquet. Palate of; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, expresso, anise, leather, dry crushed rocks, dry florals, medium tannins, decent acidity with a nice even consistent finish. Photos show they still use the older basket press (still largely used in the area) and their 1920's looking factory.

Apr 14th, 2017
Rebekah Hobbs

Medium-bodied, great fruit flavor with a bit of spice in the finish, well balanced and easy drinking.

Medium-bodied, great fruit flavor with a bit of spice in the finish, well balanced and easy drinking.

Aug 6th, 2019
Adam Coy

Good price per $

Good price per $

Jul 27th, 2019
Frank Kuo

Color of dark ruby, quite opaque and a bit bubbly. Nose is interesting in a nice way. Some blackberry, some plum, round, chocolate, a bit barley, oak, and black cherry note. Taste follows the nose, with addition of green pepper, very nice black cherry note, and beautiful oak note, sage, olive, polished tannins, salty bacon, and subtle acidity. Aftertaste is long with some more rose pedal note. Tasty.

Color of dark ruby, quite opaque and a bit bubbly. Nose is interesting in a nice way. Some blackberry, some plum, round, chocolate, a bit barley, oak, and black cherry note. Taste follows the nose, with addition of green pepper, very nice black cherry note, and beautiful oak note, sage, olive, polished tannins, salty bacon, and subtle acidity. Aftertaste is long with some more rose pedal note. Tasty.

Jan 17th, 2019
Dale Garrison

Awesome wine of the week. Very good. 12-18.

Awesome wine of the week. Very good. 12-18.

Jan 8th, 2019
Justin Tomac

Loved this wine

Loved this wine

Dec 28th, 2018
Jazz Sandhu

Easy to drink. Had a nice body and some herbaceous and spice flavours.

Easy to drink. Had a nice body and some herbaceous and spice flavours.

Nov 4th, 2018
Carter Pelham

Rounded fruit, medium acid

Rounded fruit, medium acid

Sep 14th, 2018
Alexander Reshetilov

Чёрная смородина, труха, лакокраска, черничный джем,

Вкус плоский: томат, лавр, темная слива

Плотное тело, высокая кислотность, вяжущие танины, жар не чувствуется сильно.

Не отталкивает, но для меня перенасыщенно и дубово.

Чёрная смородина, труха, лакокраска, черничный джем,

Вкус плоский: томат, лавр, темная слива

Плотное тело, высокая кислотность, вяжущие танины, жар не чувствуется сильно.

Не отталкивает, но для меня перенасыщенно и дубово.

Jul 23rd, 2018