(From 2009 Vintage) Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often vines affected are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity.
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Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 92.8/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
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 2005 Vintage) "D'Arenberg's most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient head-pruned vines. It was aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It is opaque purple/black with an expansive perfume of toast, smoke, spice box, mineral, pencil lead, tar, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent, and super-concentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink well through ...