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d'Arenberg Coppermine Road 2008

The Experience

Drink When...
Tectonic plates are on the move
Listen To...
Two Worlds Collide by Inspiral Carpets
Think About...
That is one big plate
Drink With...
A massive hunk of beef

The Oddbins Take

Talk about pedigree! D’Arenberg is one of those wineries that can practically trace its roots back to the time that the Indian and Australian tectonic plates collided. Maybe not, but they can trace their roots back to 1912, when Joseph Osborn – a teetotaller – and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, bought up the well-established Milton vineyards in the McLaren Vale. Now this was a wise move, because it’s a very good place to grow vines. Cabernet Sauvignon does particularly well and this is evidenced in this vibrant, blackberry and blueberry-flavoured mammoth.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Vintage
2008
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
14.5%
Alcohol Units
11

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The Style

Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Character
Chunky, Oaked
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. In 1912 Joseph Osborn, a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well-established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. His son son Francis Ernest (‘Frank’) Osborn eventually took over, increasing the size of the vineyard to 78 hectares. Fruit was sold to local wineries until the construction of his own cellars was completed in 1928. Dry red table and fortified wines were produced in ever increasing quantities to supply the expanding markets of Europe.