Does anyone remember that 2010 was heralded as a brilliant vintage? So many brilliant vintages have past since then but the 2010s are looking good, specially from d'Arenberg that is.
d'Arenberg Sticks & Stones 2010
This wine is a blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Souzao and Tinto Cao which seems to embrace all the cool varieties that are kicking around. The blend offers red and darker fruits with a rustic note from the mid-palate. There is also those lovely McLaren Vale licorice and red lipstick character on a medium bodied weight and structured palate. This is the style I would like to drink during the week as it offers interest and savouriness with an ease of flavours that flow. I would rate this higher once the oak is fully integrated but I would bother as d'Arenberg has already held it back for a few years.
Drink: Now - 2017
Great new labels. It reminds me of an abstract piece of work or a witch that has just thrown the bones on the floor to see her future.