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D'Arenberg Shiraz Dead Arm 2010

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Still a classic. 2010 Dead Arm hits 96 Points. --- Another stunning release from one of the top producers in all of Australia. Australia is back and some say, better than ever before. Why? Because wines like today’s 2010 d’Arenberg ‘Dead Arm’ Shiraz from McLaren Vale in South Australia serves up mind-blowing value for the money. James Halliday, Australia’s leading wine critic, captured the essence of today’s release when he said, “An unambiguously top class version of a distinguished lineage;” and scored it 96 points. Released for $65/bottle, you will get this right now for just 41.98 per bottle! D’Arenberg is one of Australia’s most sought after properties, not only because classic winemaking methods result in wines that marry the power of terroir with the magic of the fruit, but because classically-made cuvees like today’s Dead Arm Shiraz have earned a global following. This is a simply stunning bottle "d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. In 1912 Joseph Osborn , a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. The Story Behind The Name 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 The Characteristics 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!yielding, display amazing intensity." - Winery

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d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Compris... Read more
d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Comprising of the Dead Arm, the Coppermine Road and the Ironstone Pressings, this range represents the pinnacle of d’Arenberg’s efforts. Century old, low-yielding vines produce intensely flavored fruit which is traditionally vinified and undergoes rigorous barrel-selection prior to classification. Chester's Champions The Lucky Lizard, The Twentyeight Road, The Last Ditch, The Money Spider, The Feral Fox, The Sticks & Stones, The Derelict Vineyard, The Cadenzia, The Galvo Garage, The Laughing Magpie Since the early 1900’s, d’Arenberg has pioneered innovative wine styles and varietal plantings. Chester’s Champions represent d’Arenberg’s most exciting new ventures, offering an eclectic alternative to the known and loved bastions of the portfolio. The Classic Red Stripes The Dry Dam, The Broken Fishplate, The Olive Grove, The Hermit Crab, The Custodian, The High Trellis, d’Arrys Original, The Love Grass, The Footbolt. The Classic Red Stripes represent the backbone of the d’Arenberg range. Considered the epitome of d’Arenberg’s style, they are a reflection of skillful winemaking and unique terroir – regionally expressive, fruit-forward and approachable. The Stump Jumps Stump Jump White, Stump Jump Red, Stump Jump Shiraz Named after an important South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough, these wines are typically light- or un-oaked, offering a fresh, approachable view of McLaren Vale’s premium varietals. Read less

External Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Dead Arm

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/11/2014

Deep garnet-purple colored the 2010 Dead Arm Shiraz has slightly evolving blackberry notes wafting over a core of forest fruit coulis and dried mulberries accented by suggestions of sandalwood Indian spices and dried Mediterranean herbs. Medium to full-bodied with loads of evolved black fruit and savory spicy flavors on offer in the mouth it has a medium to firm level of powdery tannins refreshing acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2021+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



Still a classic. 2010 Dead Arm hits 96 Points. --- Another stunning release from one of the top producers in all of Australia. Australia is back and some say, better than ever before. Why? Because wines like today’s 2010 d’Arenberg ‘Dead Arm’ Shiraz from McLaren Vale in South Australia serves up mind-blowing value for the money. James Halliday, Australia’s leading wine critic, captured the essence of today’s release when he said, “An unambiguously top class version of a distinguished lineage;” and scored it 96 points. Released for $65/bottle, you will get this right now for just 41.98 per bottle! D’Arenberg is one of Australia’s most sought after properties, not only because classic winemaking methods result in wines that marry the power of terroir with the magic of the fruit, but because classically-made cuvees like today’s Dead Arm Shiraz have earned a global following. This is a simply stunning bottle "d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. In 1912 Joseph Osborn , a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. The Story Behind The Name 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 The Characteristics 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!yielding, display amazing intensity." - Winery

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