d’Arry’s Original exhibits an array of dark, sweet and savoury notes on the nose. Plums, liquorice, nutmeg and a subtle hint of cedar. The palate is concentrated and round, with reasonably velvety tannins with a touch of those beautiful, fine, gritty tannins so typical of d’Arenberg grenache. The flavour profile develops in glass, initially appearing quite tight, then gently opening up with luscious mulberry and plum, laced with exotic soil like notes and cured meats. Simply put, this wine is exceptional value and gives as much pleasure in youth as it will with six to 10 years age behind it.