Saturday, 28 September 2013

d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2009

Do you buy wine based on Scores? Or Style? I suggest that people should buy the style that they like and forget about scores as food and wine matches are more important than quality. Take last night for example I served an Asian style dish that was spicy and high in acidity. I had a Shiraz open from the night before so I thought I would give it a go next to a glass of rizza. The Shiraz couldn’t compete with the spice and the acidity at all but the rizza shone like a superstar. The wine below would work well with a variety of dishes including meat, vegetarian lasagne and share platters.

d’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2009

The wine starts out slightly confected but then turns into bold blackberries, blood plums and top quality bbq meats sizzling away of the hot plate. The wines from 2009 from McLaren Vale look really good at the moment but will keep for ages in the cellar. Now the savoury characters take a day to emerge from the bottle but the oak has already vanished into the background. Yum.


Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $60
Rated: 93
Drink: 2017 – 2030

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