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d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm
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Wine Details

Vineyard

d'Arenberg

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) A classic Dead Arm in every sense of the word. The nose is brooding and alluring, earthy notes combined with dark fruits, fennel and baking spice. The longer this wine sits in the glass, the further it unfurls opening into notes of sweeter berry fruit laced with more of those soily, forest floor notes. The palate is dense and concentrated with a plethora of fruit characters, plum, blackberry, mulberry, earth, iodine and black olive. Despite the richness and intensity of the attack and mid palate the experience surprisingly crescendos with a lick of spicy pepper, coupled with lovely, fined grained, textural tannins that seem to persist in the mouth forever. Complex, savoury and moreish!

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 09/01/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/12/2012
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) D'Arenberg's flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully rendered Shiraz demands a decade of cellaring. It will be superb from 2018 to 2036."Opaque ruby. Blackberry and candied cherry on the nose, with suave graphite and anise qualities adding complexity. Deep and rich but also focused, with powerful dark berry preserve flavors and...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1999 Vintage) "The estate’s most renowned offering is their old vine Shiraz (90+ year old vines) called the Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 1999 The Dead Arm Shiraz was aged in 100% new oak, of which 70% was American and 30% French. It is about as natural and unmanipulated a product of the vineyard as one can find. Full-bodied and awesomely rich, notes of black pepper, licorice, and blackberry as well as cherry liqueur cascade over the palate with enormous concentration and intensity, high tannin, and a struc...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 143