Like a sampler box of chocolates, this label of D'Arenberg blends four Spanish and Portuguese varieties: Tempranillo, Grenache, Tinta Cão and Souzão. Unfortunately 2011 was one of South Australia's toughest vintages on record and this wine doesn't quite make the grade. It's dense and oaky, with barely ripe plum, raspberry and vegetal notes. The palate offers some juicy fruit and the tannins are powerful and drying.
Old Bridge Cellars
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A native of New York who has spent years living abroad in London and Perth, Australia, Pickard’s work has previously appeared in publications such as Australia’s Gourmet Traveller Wine, James Halliday’s Wine Companion, Scoop Magazine, Decanter and Wine Enthusiast. She was the co-host of the popular podcast, The Crush, as well as a regular presenter on various TV shows. Pickard is excited to share her vast knowledge and great passion for the wines of both Australia and New Zealand.