d’Arenberg The Love Grass and Money Spider in a Double Pine Box
A special gift of two exceptional wines. Presented in a double pine box. Initially the nose of the Love Grass is dominated by lifted Shiraz notes of sweet, purple plums and rich, dark liquorice. As the wine opens, the cocktail of varieties clinging to the Shiraz become more evident. First we see pretty, perfumed notes evolving, think musk and violets. Then the more exotic aromatics of warm, Indian spices and freshly turned earth. The complexity is just as provocative on the palate. A lovely cooked rhubarb character adds sweetness but vibrant acidity at the same time. The sweet fruits are balanced out with restraining savoury notes of cured meat and black olive. The true feature of this wine lies in the firm, yet fine, chalky tannins which meld together with an ironstone like acidity and a long mineral finish, all of which leaves your mouth salivating in anticipation of that next taste. Once you arrive at the point, the hardest decision then becomes whether to sniff or sip next. Arguably the most exotic white wine in the d’Arenberg stable, the complexity we see in the Money Spider Roussanne is purely a result of fruit expression, as this wine spends no time in oak.The nose exhibiting a whole array of characters from stone fruits and tropical notes through to nuttiness and an ever so delicate hint of Indian spice.The palate is robust! A luscious mix of pulpy fruit, green mango and papaya. These full flavours gently give way to honey blossom nuances and savoury pistachio notes which linger to a very long finish, adding refinement to the palate. This will pair particularly well with antipasto plates, fatty fish and white meat dishes.
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