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  • Barbeque
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Game Meat
  • Lamb

2009 d'Arenberg Fruit Bat

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • ST93
  • JH93
  • WF92
  • WA91

Reviews

ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Inky ruby. Exotic aromas of red and dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, violet and spices. Plush and open-knit, offering deep dark fruit flavors and notes of candied flowers and allspice. Tannins build with air and add... Inky ruby. Exotic aromas of red and dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, violet and spices. Plush and open-knit, offering deep dark fruit flavors and notes of candied flowers and allspice. Tannins build with air and add focus to a long, supple, sweet finish. This has the depth to age but drinks very easily now.
JH93
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2011
Almost impenetrable colour; the bouquet exhibits a host of sweet black fruits, almost essency in character; the palate is loaded with sweet fruit, with a swag of tannin bringing up the rear and providing a chewy and dense... Almost impenetrable colour; the bouquet exhibits a host of sweet black fruits, almost essency in character; the palate is loaded with sweet fruit, with a swag of tannin bringing up the rear and providing a chewy and dense finish.
WF92
Wine Front - Wine Front, November 2011
Shallow grey loam planted 1999. Got a bit of lift and also a floral edge, marzipan, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Chewy dry tannin, ferrous, rough and rugged - though a little below full bodied. Lots of presence and... Shallow grey loam planted 1999. Got a bit of lift and also a floral edge, marzipan, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Chewy dry tannin, ferrous, rough and rugged - though a little below full bodied. Lots of presence and furry tannin to close. Don't spare the horses! Some gritty tannin and dark bitter chocolate on the finish and a touch of warmth. No lack of character. --Gary Walsh
WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 The Fruit Bat Shiraz has intense notes of warm plums, mulberries, dark chocolate and game plus a hint of baking spices and a whiff of prunes. Full bodied with a medium to firm level of... Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 The Fruit Bat Shiraz has intense notes of warm plums, mulberries, dark chocolate and game plus a hint of baking spices and a whiff of prunes. Full bodied with a medium to firm level of chewy tannins, it has very good fruit concentration in the mid-palate and a long finish with the spice notes pleasantly seasoning the dried fruits. Drink it 2013 to 2022+. 91+ Points. --Lisa Perotti-Brown

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