118 Ratings
d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm
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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 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...
  • 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 & 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