d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier 2017
SKU: 06286

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier 2017

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Category White Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale
Brand d'Arenberg
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
An attractive pale gold colour with a lime green hue. There's white peach, pear and green melon on the nose. Textural and spicy, with flavors of honeydew melon, just ripe stone fruit and pickled ginger. It finishes slightly phenolic, adding some pleasing, mouth-watering grip to the back palate. Serve cold, with food.
Wine Spectator
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A crisp, mouthwatering white, with refreshing peach, melon and tangerine flavors. An appealing note of lanolin lingers on the finish. Viognier and Marsanne. Drink now. 6,500 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, 2019
Wine Advocate
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D'Arenberg's 2017 The Hermit Crab Viognier / Marsanne is vaguely floral, in an orange-blossom way, with more assertive notes of grapefruit pith and melon. It's medium to full-bodied, with a rich, oily texture and a round, generous mouthfeel balanced by citrus pith on the finish.

Joe Czerwinski, September 25, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
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This blend starts off with aromas of stone fruit, melon, honey and blossoms. The palate steers with more weight via a creamy texture, prickly acidity and plenty of peachy fruitiness. It's a simple but refreshing white wine.

Christina Pickard, August 1, 2019