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d'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier, McLaren Vale, 2008 (Magnum)


This magnum of d'Arenberg's Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2008 blend has a good colour with a highly perfumed bouquet and an abundance of black fruits, savoury charcuterie, and a suggestion of violets.

Cardinal's Rating 92
Colour Red Wine
Grape Variety Shiraz, Viognier
Country Australia
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This magnum of d'Arenberg's Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier 2008 blend has a good colour with a highly perfumed bouquet and an abundance of black fruits, savoury charcuterie, and a suggestion of violets; the palate is seamless and beautifully poised, with the acidity providing contrast to the lavish levels of fruit; a well constructed example of the style. It will evolve for 2-3 years and drink well through 2020.

Chester Osborn, the maker of this wine, named it after two friendly kookaburras whom his daughters called "the laughing magpies", that hung around their house making their familiar laughing call. The Magpie plumage is black with a stripe of white feathers and bears no resemblance to its famous cousin, but to this day the name has stuck. The Osborns thought the name was a good choice for McLaren Vale’s first ever Shiraz Viognier blend combining the (black) Shiraz and its white partner, Viognier.
Producer / Vineyard d'Arenberg
Colour Red Wine
Vintage 2008
Country Australia
Area McLaren Vale
Region Fleurieu Peninsula
Sub Region McLaren Vale
Appellation McLaren Vale
Grape Variety Shiraz, Viognier
Body Medium
Bottle Size Magnum (1.5)
Label Perfect
Wine Closure Screw Cap
Contents Full
When to drink? 2009-2020
Wine Rating
Cardinal's Rating 92
Greeting Card Available? Yes

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