d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz 2013
The 2013 Love Grass is a big, generous McLaren Vale Shiraz. An appealing infusion of liquorice, blackberry, dark chocolate-coated cherry ripe, earthen notes and a whisper of woodsmoke. Far from being shy, this wine is packed with power and personality. The mouthfeel shudders with intense fruits and is complimented by a chewy, almost rustic tannin structure. The small addition of a range varieties other than Shiraz, adds more layers to the already complex nature of the wine and in some respects provides poise and focus, as a number of those varieties are characterised by their acidity and elegance. Whilst enjoyable now in a generous and brooding sense, there is likewise no need to rush into this one as it will continue to evolve and mellow for some years to come.
|Region||Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale|
Wine SpectatorSpicy and nutty notes accent modest berry flavors, with dense tannins firming on the finish. Drink now. 600 cases imported.