d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier 2012

$21.00
$18.90

SKU 767749002312

750ml

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The Viognier throws the first punch in this wonderfully aromatic wine with its heavenly lift of candied ginger and crunchy, yet sweet white nectarine. A deeper look unveils the more complex Marsanne notes of green papaya and pistachio. An abundance of stone fruits hold sway over the sumptuous attack and mid palate. The finish is surprisingly savoury. The Marsanne's nuttiness is quite persistent and coupled with a delicate hint of sea spray. The complete package of stone fruits and spice with a long savoury finish makes this wine the perfect dinner party starter.
Category White Wine
Varietals
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Brand d'Arenberg
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorTight, spicy and appealing, with pear and lychee flavors, well-modulated to fly smoothly on the medium-weight frame. Shows impressive persistence on the finish. Drink now. 6,500 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, June 15, 2014
  • wa83

Wine AdvocateThe nose on the 2012 The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne is a little neutral, offering suggestions of peaches and golden delicious apples with a whiff of fresh hay. Medium-bodied, it's somewhat innocuous and simple in the mouth and ends up finishing relatively short. Drink it now to 2015.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 2014