For you word nerds out there who like wine names to include subtle wordplay, 'The Hermit Crab' not only references the reclusive little crustacean that long ago lived in what are now limestone-laden McLaren Vale vineyards, it's also shorthand for the French appellation of Hermitage, where the Marsanne grape variety dominates. This peachy, sunny wine was McLaren Vale's first ever blend of Viognier and Marsanne.
Tasting Note: This is a flavourful blend of two prominent white Rhone varieties. It is very spicy, with lifted aromas of melon, orange, anise and nutmeg. It is medium-full bodied, quite intense, hot, spicy and rather coarse, with excellent length. Needs to be well chilled and served with spicy fare. Intense. Score - 88. (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Aug. 9, 2017)
|Origin||Australia, South Australia|
|Sugar/Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry|
|Tags||Aromatic & Flavourful, Viognier/Marsanne|
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