D Arenberg Galvo Garage Cabernet Blend
’Arenberg Galvo Garage is winemaker Chester Osborn’s homage to the so-called ‘garage wines’ from Bordeaux, the home of the classic varieties used in this blend. There they are produced in the shed or ‘garage’ of boutique winemakers dedicated to making small-volume wines of the highest quality. These wines are not ‘Classified’ by the governing wine authorities, yet are often the most sought after, highly priced wines in the world today. D’Arenberg’s galvanized, corrugated ‘garage’ was built in 1927, and to this day, houses d’Arenberg’s traditional open fermenters and 19th century basket-presses used in the handcrafting of this wine. Hence “Galvo Garage”.
Style Notes :
- Variety: Red Blend
- Origin: Australia
- Locality: McLaren Vale
Tasting Notes :
Slightly funky and reductive at first, this wine soon reveals varietal Cabernet aromas of black olive, black currants and bay leaf. The palate has nice weight, and tastes of mulberry and spice.