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d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016 Wine Review

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: d'Arenberg

Agent: Churchill Cellars Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Winemaker Chester Osborn has a terrific reputation for his shiraz and cabernet wines, but this white blend of Viognier with about one-third Marsanne grapes is terrific! Not a lot of oak, but it combines with the fruit vibrancy to create an intriguingly rich and delicious wine. Aromas of apricot and white flowers with a dash of spice on the finish. Pair with mild curries and spices.

Viognier Marsanne food pairings: spicy tuna and salmon sashimi, wild rice cranberry stuffed Cornish hens, veal cutlet with ham and masala.

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This d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016 was reviewed on August 19, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 892729
  • $15.99 
  • 13 bottles
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  • AGLC
  • 716911

Reviews and Ratings

From the McLaren Vale in South Australia, d'Arenberg's The Hermit Crab (2016) is a white wine blend of Viognier with about one-third in Marsanne grapes. Delicious with a nose of ripe apricots, peaches and floral white flowers, the wine is delicious to the finish. "The Hermit Crab" is so named for the reclusive crab that long-ago were known to reside in South Australia, but also for the French "Hermitage" wine region home to the Marsanne grape. - Community Wine Reviews

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