d`Arenberg The Nostalgia Rare
Region: Mclaren Vale
Grape: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre & White Muscat
Product Code: AH60WW
Case Size: 6x37.5 cl
Tasting Notes:This is the oldest wine that d`Arenberg release each year. It is only available in tiny quantities due to the amount that evaporates to the atmosphere over time, known as ‘the angel’s share’. In the glass it’s a burnished bronze with an alluring rim of olive – illustrating the great age of some of the parcels that have gone into this wine. The nose is at first a cascade of walnuts toasted almonds and rancio (drying, mature complex oak character). It then opens up to dried fruits, pears and apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon spice, further inspection gives up toffee, dried figs and burnt butter. The palate is very lively, tingling with spice and lift – a fantastic balance of freshness and age, the sweetness kept in check by the rancio.