93 Points from Wine Advocate: D’arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier, Austria

Austrian Wines are not to be overlooked. They’re have global success because the 2005 D’arenberg Laughing Magpie offers almost ridiculous value to fans of Shiraz. As a blend of Shiraz and Viognier, this rich and opulent effort is lush, but complex.

In fact, Robert Parker raves about this wine. He called it,”one of the most exotic, flamboyant, and sexiest cuvees in the d’Arenberg portfolio”, and rated it 93 points!!!”

At $19.99, this wine is a must have for Aussie Shiraz lovers. Wines of this caliber easily go for 3-4 times this price!!

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The Details:
• D’arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz/viognier 2005750ML
• Super Sale – $19.99
• Reg. – $26.99
• 93 Points: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate)
• “Year in and year out, one of the most exotic, flamboyant, and sexiest cuvees in the d’Arenberg portfolio is The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier. The 2005 exhibits a spring flower garden-like character interwoven with blackberries, creme de cassis, melted licorice, and sweet, toasty new oak. Opulent and voluptuous, with silky tannin, and a plump, fleshy, rich, full-bodied personality, this offering is meant to be consumed over the next 5-8 years.”

Posted by Gil Zeimer on April 19, 2007 in Wine, Spirits & Liquids

Comments (1)

  1. Thomas Capo
    Thomas Capo says:

    Minor correction there Gil…
    Its Australian, not Austrian…

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