The Ironstone Pressings GSM, d'Arenberg

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Award Winning The Ironstone Pressings GSM, d'Arenberg

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Tasting Note

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.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • dArenberg Wines

  • Australia

  • McLaren Vale

  • Grenache/ Garnacha

  • Syrah, Mourvedre

  • 2015

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13.9%

  • Yes

  • Lentils, Mediterranean, Grilled, Mushrooms and red meats.

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  • 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.

    • Top 100 Australian Wines 2018
    • Matthew Jukes
  • Many of McLaren Vale’s famous vineyards are inhabited by ancient, decomposed, laterite granite deposits known as ironstone. With its rust red colour, brought about by the iron oxides found in the stone, it can be seen in the walls of old farm buildings and homesteads in the region. This evocatively entitled wine takes the magnificent trio of grapes, Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre, grown on these ironstones soil and literally presses them into this bottle! The nose tells you all you need to know with engagingly bombastic aromatics which coat the dark, bloody, fruit and earth tones found on the palate. You sense that every possible ounce of goodness has been extracted from the grape skins and this results in ogre-ish tannins which will keep this wine alive for a further decade or more.

    • Moneyweek, January 2018
    • Matthew Jukes
  • 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!

    • 100 Best Australian Wines 2017
    • Matthew Jukes

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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