Buy of the Week AU

D’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2015, McLaren Vale, AUD $15

This has won gold medals in wine shows and must be one of the buys of the year. Dried apricot and pot-pourri aromas, soft and round in the mouth without excessive alcohol or grip. It’s an excellent fruity, aromatic, straightforward and quite rich wine. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13.1%

Ageing: drink now to three years

Food: drink with Potted shrimps

Stockists: D’Arenberg Wines; Abbey Cellars, Albert Park – Vic; Amato’s Liquor Mart, Leichhardt – NSW (AU)


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