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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Wine review - d'Arenberg Fortified Shiraz

Review taken from All Things Local Community Magazine.

I discovered d’Arenberg Fortified Shiraz, whilst on holiday in Masham, North Yorkshire. Masham was not somewhere I expected to find a wonderful wine shop, selling interesting wines. When we discovered the shop last year, it had only been open for two weeks. We wandered in and discovered an Aladdin’s cave full of wine and very helpful and knowledgeable owners, Philip and Angela. Needless to say our Christmas wine shop came early that year. Both of us love Shiraz, so seeing a fortified Shiraz was enough to tempt us to buy a bottle. We saved it for Christmas day and decanted the wine, as it does have some sediment in the bottom. It was a truly wonderful wine.

Brand: d’Arenberg
Type: 2004 Vintage
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Grape: Shiraz
Alcohol Strength: 17.5 %

The colour – Garnet red/black
The bouquet –Ripe blackberry fruits, spice and liquorice, with a slight brandy smell.
Flavour - Blueberry/blackberry, liquorice, anise and spice and a warming feel from the brandy as you drink it.

Available for delivery from Corks & Cases
Masham, North Yorkshire
Tel: +44(0)1765 688810

By Anne Kennedy.
Anne is Chair of Kilburn Wine Circle. This snippet taken from All Things Local Community Magazine (online). Click here to read the full review and more.

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