SKU: DARLODSHR11
A loud concoction of violets, fennel, chocolate, plums and earth. The palate is big and concentrated. Blacker than the ace of spades. Dark chocolate, blackberry and earth. A big wine with imposing yet fine grained tannins. Volumes of fruit tempered by a core of ironstone and graphite. Peppery spice grinds its way through the opulent fruit, pairing itself with the rugged tannins resulting in a wine of remarkable persistence. At six years old very much in its infancy. Patience will be well rewarded. However, if you dare to open it now, be sure to decant and match to some serious protein.

Grape Variety

Shiraz

Region

McLaren Vale

Size

750ml

Wine Style

Red - juicy, smooth, medium-bodied

Palate

All of those exotic notes are again found on the palate, accompanied by lavish dark and red fruits laced with gratifying anise and fennel spice notes. As the wine opens and develops, a dark chocolate character can also be detected The tannins are earthy and while reasonably imposing in youth will round out later in life as the mineral fruit continues to open up and express itself.

Vintage

2011

Food Pairing

Beef Short Ribs

”...The wine is exceptional, overflowing with black fruits and a lick of dark chocolate in a richly textured palate ticking all the boxes for line, length and balance.”
– James Halliday

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 96

d'Arenberg

d'Arenberg The Piceous Lodestar Shiraz 2011 Back Vintage Release

$630.00
$105.00 per bottle
or
109,560
PTS
18260 PTS per bottle
QTY

6

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