03 Aug 2012
Iconic McLaren Vale producer does it again
d’Arenberg has established itself as one of Australia’s premier wine producers. They make a plethora of wines to meet any budget and flavor profile
Having just celebrated its 100 year anniversary, the one wine from d’Arenberg’s extensive portfolio that seems to define what the McLaren Vale area can do best is the d’Arry’s Original, based on a blend of two varietals that have found the McLaren Vale area a perfect fit, Shiraz and Grenache. First produced in 1959, when it was called Australian Burgundy, the name was changed in the 1990`s to it’s present day d’Arry’s Original. Named after d’Arry Osborn, third generation descendent of founder Joseph Rowe Osborn, d’Arry’s Original is a classic McLaren Vale Rhone style red blend, with a core of generous, plump fruit and a history for good mid term aging.
Current winemaker Chester Osborn, and fourth generation descendent of founder Joseph Rowe Osborn, feels that the 2009 vintage produced some of the finest Grenache that he has ever seen coming out of the area. We were able to work a bottle of the 2009 d’Arry’s Original
for several days and we can honestly say it just seemed to get better and better. This is just now stating to open up and should show well over the next 3-4 of years quite easily. We sell this for $16.99 and $14.99 when you purchase 6 or more bottles which makes it a nice value. As always first come first served.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00