Review Score 94
McLaren Vale

2018 d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

$503.94
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6 x 750ml
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The 2018 Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre The Ironstone Pressings is proudly old school; it's a rustic expression and built to last. The aromas are powerful, muscular and meaty; they reflect well-ripened fruit, earth and dried spice scents with a heart of baked cherries and supporting cedar oak. Dry, firm tannins support a raft of savory flavors, including old iron and meat stock, through to a lengthy finish. Read more
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Angus Hughson - Winepilot.com

The 2018 Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre The Ironstone Pressings is proudly old school; it's a rustic expression and built to last. The aromas are powerful, muscular and meaty; they reflect well-ripened fruit, earth and dried spice scents with a heart of baked cherries and supporting cedar oak. Dry, firm tannins support a raft of savory flavors, including old iron and meat stock, through to a lengthy finish.

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Powerful but elegant. The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre never fails to surprise and delight. A dense and dark appearance, with a crimson purple hue, give promise of a complex yet evolving wine. Initially shy on the nose, a few swirls let the wine open up and present a beautiful bouquet of strawberries, ripe plum, and fresh cherries. The more we explore, we find some violets and thyme adding further intrigue. On the palate there is an amazing fusion of red and black fruits that come together seamlessly. Plums, mulberries, blood orange and an assortment of red berries. There’s some freshness thanks to a little green capsicum and some Herbes de Prevence. Silky, rounded tannins bring that element of elegance that we were promised. This is a delightful McLaren Vale GSM that can be enjoyed early in life but will cellar beautifully and evolve exceptionally into the future.

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Winemakers Note

Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.

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Delivery Details

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