d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Vigonier 2006 Wine Review

d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Vigonier 2006
d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Vigonier 2006
d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Vigonier 2006
Mclaren Vale, Australia
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Product #: 936971
BC Product #: 118570
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Price: $27.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: d'Arenberg
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

The vineyards bushland that surrounds the d'Arenberg winery are home to the unique native Australian bird, the Kookaburra, famous for its distinctive laughing call. Much to the amusement of the family, Chester Osborn's daughters, Alicia and Ruby, named their two wild pet Kookaburras the "Laughing Magpies". The Magpie plumage is black with stripe of white feathers and bears no resemblance to its famous cousin, but to this day the name has stuck. The Osborns thought the name was a good choice for McLaren Vale's first ever Shiraz Viognier blend combining the (black) Shiraz and its white partner, Viognier and for its being such a cheerful wine (with color and life) it resembles this cheeky native bird. I love the way Viognier brightens and lifts this robust red. Layers of plummy, cranberry goodness. Closed with a screwcap.

Shiraz Vigonier food pairings: roasted lamb.

This was reviewed October 7, 2008 by
 
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