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d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Blend
Wine Advocate (2009 Vintage) says
Lisa Perrotti-Brown 94+ Points
The 2009 Ironstone Pressings GSM is a blend of 70%Grenache, 25% Shiraz and 5% Mourvedre (planted in 1918).Deep garnet-purple coloured, the nose is just a little bit restrained, offeringnotes of earth and tar over dark chocolate, blueberries and black cherries plus awhiff of prunes. The full bodied palate is wonderfully concentrated andstructured with tons of savour fruit balanced by crisp acidity and a firm level ofchewy tannins. Its finish is long and layered. Drink it 2013 to 2022+.
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Elegant, spicy and rather polished, with a vibrant, brightly lit bouquet of briary, confiture-like blackberry, dark plum, blueberry and cassis-like aromas backed by musky spices, dried herbs and a subtle background of older oak. It's long and smooth, charmingly balanced and evenly fruited, with enticing, juicy fruit supported by dusty, pliant tannins, before a savoury finish wrapped in fresh acids. Delicious.The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012