A crisp, mouthwatering white, with refreshing peach, melon and tangerine flavors. An appealing note of lanolin lingers on the finish. Viognier and Marsanne. Drink now. 6,500 cases imported.
89 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (2019)
The viognier leads this along with ripe apricots and ginger. The palate delivers an assertive twist of marsanne’s lemon punch. Drink now.
89 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)
D'Arenberg's 2017 The Hermit Crab Viognier / Marsanne is vaguely floral, in an orange-blossom way, with more assertive notes of grapefruit pith and melon. It's medium to full-bodied, with a rich, oily texture and a round, generous mouthfeel balanced by citrus pith on the finish.
88 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Sep 2018)
This blend starts off with aromas of stone fruit, melon, honey and blossoms. The palate steers with more weight via a creamy texture, prickly acidity and plenty of peachy fruitiness. It's a simple but refreshing white wine.
87 points, Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast (Aug 2019)