2018 D'Arenberg 'Ironstone Pressings' GSM McLaren Vale


Powerful but elegant. Initially shy on the nose, a few swirls let the wine open up and present a beautiful bouquet of strawberries, ripe plum, and fresh cherries. The more you explore, you’ll find some violets and thyme adding further intrigue. On the palate there is an amazing fusion of red and black fruits that come together seamlessly. Plums, mulberries, blood orange and an assortment of red berries. There’s some freshness thanks to a little green capsicum and some Herbes de Prevonce. Silky, rounded tannins bring that element of elegance that we were promised.

Red Blend
Chester Osborn
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
South Australia
McLaren Vale
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Grenache 25% Shiraz 5% Mourvedre
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750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

This is a blend of 75% grenache, 20% shiraz and 5% mourvedre with the shiraz component selected for its spicy and lively style. Grenache is the star here, holding a very fresh and spicy edge to the nose with some fresh, earthy elements, too. On the palate there’s plenty of raspberries, blueberries and blue plums, carried on long, sheet-like tannins. Detailed and pure. Drink over the next decade.



The 2018 Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre The Ironstone Pressings is proudly old school; it's a rustic expression and built to last. The aromas are powerful, muscular and meaty; they reflect well-ripened fruit, earth and dried spice scents with a heart of baked cherries and supporting cedar oak. Dry, firm tannins support a raft of savory flavors, including old iron and meat stock, through to a lengthy finish.