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2015 D'Arenberg White Blends or Varietals "The Hermit Crab"

Winery: D'Arenberg

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Hermit Crab"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 58% Viognier & 42% Marsanne

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $17

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 7, 2017

Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Viognier and Marsanne blend from Australia opens with a fragrant pineapple and lemon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, lively and brisk. At the same time, it is mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mineral influenced green apple with notes of white pepper and pineapple. I also detected a faint hints of apricot towards the end. The finish is dry and very refreshing. This wine might be a bit acidic for food. I would just chill it and bring it to the beach on a hot summer day. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Wonderfully aromatic and covers a broad spectrum of characters from white stone fruits and citrus through to ginger, spice and raw nuts. The palate is equally as giving with good fruit generosity, well etched, crisp acidity and a super fine grapefruit pith like phenolic tail. The overall combination of these features deliver a fruit driven wine that tails off to a long, savory and mouth-watering finish. A versatile wine that can be equally enjoyed on its own, aperitif style, or with a wide range of spicy foods, white meat and seafood focused dishes.

Organic status: not organic

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