Tuesday, November 5, 2013

d'Arenberg 2008 The Galvo Garage Cabernet Blend

Pre-Christmas special extended while stocks last

I love this whole concept. From the winemaking to the imagery. Here's the Osborn family explanation of this wine together with a video of Chester. Which is as highly recommended as the wine.

"2008 The Galvo Garage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot McLaren Vale (85%) Adelaide Hills (15%) Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet Franc (9%), Petit Verdot (6%)

The Story Behind The Name

Garagist’ is a French term used to describe producers in Bordeaux that make wine in their garage outside of the strict ‘Appellation Controlee’ system. d’Arenberg wines are all made in a small-batch processing, very hands-on way (or feet, as the reds are all foot-trod) as the garagists’ do. Our reds are all made in the old galvanised garage/shed/winery, hence ‘Galvo’.

The Characteristics

The nose is lifted and very alluring, violets mingle with blackcurrant, mint and dark plums with a twist of aromatic spicy cedar.
The palate is full and spicy, classic cassis provides the core along with flowers, spice and complexing hints of cold meats. The tannins are long, textural and linear, providing structure and elegance. There’s a mineral freshness to this wine keeping it bright and lively, balancing the juiciness of the fruit, right through the persistent finish.
If cellared correctly this wine will drink well until 2018, as with all of our red wines, no filtering or fining was undertaken, so please decant prior to drinking."

Cellar Door $29
Our Price: $23 per bottle by the dozen


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