1996 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm
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112 Ratings
1996 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

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!

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    drank 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003 one of my favorite shiraz

    7 months
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/98.