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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressings 2015

Chester's lovechild (Grenache, 48%), blended up with Shiraz (47%) and some Mataro (5%) providing some bass to the signature and rhythm.

It's deep on the nose, as deep as the Vale soils from whence it was hewn. It's all raspberry, hibiscus with some redcurrant in the mix. There's the black earth of McLaren Vale, no escaping that - deep and resonant in how it presents itself.

More of the fruit mix presenting itself on entry, just before an onslaught of spice. Boy does it give, yielding for no one a magnificent presentation of fruit, fine mouth-coating tannin and the merest suggestion of well-handled oak.

Impressive release, the Icons are looking good in 2015 on this showing. 93

Tasted on: Saturday 17th March
Source: Sample
Price: $70
Alcohol: 14.3%
Closure: Screwcap

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