D'arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne 2012, Mclaren Vale

White Blend White Blend
South Australia, Australia

$19.95 (662775)

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March 29, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A really lovely southern Rhone-inspired blend of viognier and marsanne. Solid, well-proportioned and nicely balanced....

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Very pale lime in colour, the 2012 Hermit Crab reveals delightful scents of herb-tinged lemon citrus (slightly...

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

A full flavoured delicious wine for under $20

Positives: This wine features light oak, jasmine, apricot, peach, lemon, mandarin, thyme and peach pit. Full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Note: I tried this wine with two different Riedel glassware: one Viognier and the other Sauvignon Blanc style. The Viognier glass presented a more smooth wine with an unexpected peach pit on the finish. Meanwhile, the Cab Sauv glass was more vibrant and crisp with a less noticeable peach pit finish. Both equally good, just depends on what you’re looking for.

Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with tuna tartare in lemongrass marinade.

Tasted: 2 April 2014

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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