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d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mour

Cracka Review

Dark saturated colours almost black with a red toned hue. Upon release the wine is bold and complex but very reserved which characterise the vintage. The initial aromas are dominated by dark chocolate, coco powder, fragrant red berries and black current notes with a back ground of fine grain oak which compliments the intensity of fruit.

As the wine gradually opens up, its level of fragrance increases with exotic notes of spice and peppers, red fleshed cherry’s to sweet cranberries notes mixed with blueberries and boysenberries. Exotic notes of saffron, jasmine, white spices, cloves and boiled barley develop with a developing herbaceous leafy element amongst tarry forest floor notes which again adds to the mix. Dominate flavours are of red fruits with a mix of dark plum, cherry to roasted cherry, spices and earthy notes and as the wine opens further cranberry, blueberry, mulberry, summer flowers evolve balanced by firm savoury edges.

The wine is a complex and full bodied with layers of flavours, within a frame work of gritty tannins and acidity. The firmness of length and the additional savoury herbal flowery iodine notes is characteristic of mourvèdre. The hallmark of The Ironstone Pressings’ is the integration of these wonderful varieties over time to produce a rich, complex flavoured spicy violet dark chocolate with edges of black olive, ginger and dried herbs balanced with fine piquant tannins and acidity.

Winemaker's Notes

Dark saturated colours almost black with a red toned hue. Upon release the wine is bold and complex but very reserved which characterise the vintage. The initial aromas are dominated by dark chocolate, coco powder, fragrant red berries and black current notes with a back ground of fine grain oak which compliments the intensity of fruit.

As the wine gradually opens up, its level of fragrance increases with exotic notes of spice and peppers, red fleshed cherry’s to sweet cranberries notes mixed with blueberries and boysenberries. Exotic notes of saffron, jasmine, white spices, cloves and boiled barley develop with a developing herbaceous leafy element amongst tarry forest floor notes which again adds to the mix. Dominate flavours are of red fruits with a mix of dark plum, cherry to roasted cherry, spices and earthy notes and as the wine opens further cranberry, blueberry, mulberry, summer flowers evolve balanced by firm savoury edges.

The wine is a complex and full bodied with layers of flavours, within a frame work of gritty tannins and acidity. The firmness of length and the additional savoury herbal flowery iodine notes is characteristic of mourvèdre. The hallmark of The Ironstone Pressings’ is the integration of these wonderful varieties over time to produce a rich, complex flavoured spicy violet dark chocolate with edges of black olive, ginger and dried herbs balanced with fine piquant tannins and acidity.

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d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mour

Expert Reviews

Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A powerful, long-term wine that flaunts its total disregard for modern wine fashion. Its profoundly concentrated and pristine aromas of dark plums and cherry kernels are enhanced by meaty, musky undertones of sweet earth and leather. Long and astringent, its thick, weighty palate of dark plum, blackberry, chocolate and leathery flavours finishes firm and savoury with clove and cinnamon spices. Time is essential.
2014-2022+
Australian Wine Annual 2005
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Deep colour; massive wine with great depth of multi-flavoured black fruits and tannins.
2017
Australian Wine Companion 2005
93

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