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The Ironstone Pressings GSM, d'Arenberg

The Ironstone Pressings GSM, d'Arenberg 2013

McLaren Vale


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  • Variety

  • On the nose we are struck by the typical dark fruits. Plums, mulberries, fresh soil and more developed peaty like notes are all apparent, with an underlying lick of exotic Indian spice. An abundance of fresh fruits on the palate marry well with the more complex characters of quince paste, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise and earthy beetroot. Driving the core of the wine is that vintage trademark in the form of graphite and wet stone. This wine, while appearing open and generous already, will continue to age well thanks to the lively line of acidity and the abundance of fine gritty tannins.

    Online exclusive: this wine is available to buy on our website, and not in our Bath shop.  If you wish to collect from our shop, simply order online and select the ‘free collection’ option at the checkout.  Your wine will be available for you to collect within three business days.

  • Alcohol

  • When to drink

    Can be drunk now but will keep very well
  • Bottle

  • Style

    Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red
    • Screwcap

Press ReviewPress

There are three d’Arenberg wines which impressed me greatly this year and would you believe it, one is a GSM! Unlike the others in this Report this one is a backward style with huge tannins and a very long life ahead of it. The nose tells you all you need to know though so swirl vigorously and sniff and then take it steady when it comes to the sips. With darker, bloodier tones than the rest, this is a true ‘Chester’ wine with huge power and also very engaging aromatics. You can sense that every possible ounce of goodness has been extracted from the skins and this is clear on the scent. But the payoff is that this results in ogre-ish tannins, too. 2016 The Money Spider Roussanne McLaren Vale is a lovely wine in 2016, with a green tea-like perfume and a gorgeous bite of acidity. I like this wine when it is in its first flush of youth so grab it while you can. My final wine is 2015 Mud Pie, The Noble Viognier / Arneis Adelaide Hills which I came across when I was judging the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. I fought hard for it then and I will do the same here, now knowing what is in my glass. An odd blend, this wine is half lush and tropical and half bitter and zesty. It sounds crazy but it works!

Matthew Jukes100 Best Australian Wines 2017

Food recommendation

Lentils, Mediterranean, Grilled, Mushrooms and red meats.

  • Vintage

  • Producer

    d'Arenberg Wines
  • Additional Varieties

    Syrah, Mourvedre
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