2006 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm
111 Ratings
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111 Ratings
2006 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/20/2010

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    Wine Advocate 95 points: 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. D’Arenberg has been owned and operated by the Osborn family since its inception in 1912. The portfolio, with a focus on the Rhone varieties, is wide ranging and value-oriented from top to bottom. The winery produces a bevy of value priced reds and whites. International Wine Cellar: 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 a late kick of iron. There's lots going on here, and this energetic wine is still painfully young. Finishes with mounting sweetness and a strong echo of minerals.

    over 2 years
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    cherry, mint, high acid, long length, high tannin. black currant.

    over 4 years
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    excellent. buy anytime. easy to drink.

    almost 2 years
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    Black currant and cheries Mineral

    over 2 years
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    good, full of flavor

    almost 3 years
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    2018-2036

    about 4 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    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...