SKU: DARIROSHZ12
The name comes from the golf club shaped vineyard, on a steep south facing block, the vineyard is roughly as wide as a decent hit with an eight iron. This wine is enticingly complex with an ironstone like core of fruit that pulses through the entire palate truly defines this wine. The Eight Iron is a tightly knitted wine that requires a little coaxing to get to know its true character. Be this through natural evolution over time or via a healthy amount of aeration, you can start to see the finer nuances that make this vineyard such a consistent performer. Notes of anise and red liquorice are gently accompanied by spicy pepper and pretty lavender overtones, enticingly complemented by complex compost and earthy flavours. There is an ironstone-like core of fruit that pulses through the entire palate that truly defines this wine. The vibrant line of acid and fine grainy tannins conjure memories of crunching into fresh pomegranate seeds. Not an overwhelmingly rich wine in youth, but with a concentration and structure that hint towards a long and expressive life.

Grape Variety

Shiraz

Region

McLaren Vale

Size

750ml

Wine Style

Red - juicy, smooth, medium-bodied

Palate

There is an ironstone like core of fruit that pulses through the entire palate that truly defines this wine. The vibrant line of acid and fine grainy tannins conjure memories of crunching into fresh pomegranate seeds.

Vintage

2012

Food Pairing

Brisket

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 96

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d'Arenberg

d'Arenberg The Eight Iron Shiraz 2012 Back Vintage Release

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