d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2021, McLaren Vale, SA

by | Mar 27, 2022

Love the nose – full of apricots, musk, floral but overall strong peach. Viognier definitely leads the way. Dry rich full bodied wine with low acid as one would expect. The alcohol comes through but it works supporting the strong peach flavours. Superb value.

Vintage: 2021
Rating: Highly Recommended
RRP: $19

Ratings Key:

Outstanding (Score range 95-100)

Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.

Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)

A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.

Recommended (Score range 89-91)

An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.