1999 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm111 Ratings
1999 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm
(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/20/2010
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Wine AdvocateRating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 143 on Oct-02
Robert ParkerRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 143
Robert Parker"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...