"2007 vintage: As with a lot my experiences with d'Arenberg wines it was disappointing. Overly fruit forward and with high acidity with out the tannic structure to back it up. Tastes of raspberry and black current but not enough body resulting in a overly sour taste finish."
"Tried my second bottle of the 2006 - powerful blackcurrant "wine gum" nose which follows through on the taste. Still sufficient tannins to tingle the gums but overall well balanced with good length. To my mind a classic example of Australian shiraz. Greatly enjoyed with a beef and bean stew. Will finish the case over the next year or two but no rush - can only assume the 2007 is much further forward."
"Complex and pleasing interplay of flavours. Well balanced. Opened my first bottle tonight and pleasantly surprised having read the other reviews."
"I agree with Mr Davies. The wine is "wersh". Even after decanting and leaving for a couple of hours it is still acidic.Do not recognise the Society's description above. Past it's best."
"A savoury nose of of blackberries, eucalyptus and espresso notes. Unfortunately the palate is not as well orchestrated: the fruit gets a little confected, totally bulldozing the rest of the palate, some blowsy oak is evident on the finish, whilst the acid structure takes on Al Gore climate change graph proportions. In fact, this is a real mess: disjointed, saccharine and with a very unpleasant acid spike at the end. A genuine disappointment and certainly not up to the high standard set by most other d'Arenberg wines."