2006 d’Arenberg Hermit Crab Viognier-Marsanne, McLaren Vale

I picked this up on a whim on the way home from work today to pair with some grilled sockeye salmon…. and “Yum”.

It really delivers all I thought it might offer up. There’s a mouthful of rich pear, orange and mineral flavours packed in there along with the pear and marmalade nose. The finish (at room temperature) has a slightly sweet fruit edge, which is delicious.

This is a heckuva’ white value, folks. I can’t say there’s a white Rhone-style blend out there that I like better, especially for the moolah.

$24.99 at Liberty Wine Merchants.

4 stars

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