Chester Osborn, the remarkable person behind this enormous array of both impeccably high quality and value-priced wines, deserves considerable accolades for what he is able to achieve at all price ranges. If you love Australian wines, d’Arenberg is a winery to seek out as these offerings all possess abundant soul as well as character. In short, the accolades that proprietor/winemaker Chester Osborn receives not only from The Wine Advocate, but virtually everybody in the wine world, are all well deserved.
Food Matching: Spice crusted barbecued butterflied leg of lamb, linguine pasta with mushrooms and caramelised onions.
San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2004: Bronze
Sydney International Wine Competition, 2004: Blue-Gold
Vintage 2001 Robert Parker 93 points erobertparker.com One of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons produced in South Australia is d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road. The colossal 2001 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits an opaque purple colour in addition to a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings intermixed with blackberry and cassis fruit, vanilla, Asian spices, and white flowers. Still primary and young, with great intensity as well as tremendous upside potential, it requires 5-6 more years of aging, after which it will last for two decades.
Vintage 2001 James Halliday 92 points www.winecompanion.com.au Quite fragrant, fully ripe cassis/blackcurrant aromas; full bodied, gutsy tannins.