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Upon release d’Arenberg’s The Dead Arm Shiraz has a vivid young deep purple colour. The nose shows intense and comple...Read more...
I just tasted this wine, beautiful balance, more than enough fruit to carry the oak with elegance. After some decanting and as you drink the wine i... Read more
nice complexity and fruit. drinking nicely now with spice rubbed/pork. KAB loved it. Read more
[Euphemia Haye: peppercorn steak] This is not a sipping wine. Didnt find it terribly tight at the start. In fact exploded out of the bottle, but st... Read more
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I just tasted this wine, beautiful balance, more than enough fruit to carry the oak with elegance. After some decanting and as you drink the wine it evolves. A beautiful, powerful yet elegant example of great McLaren Vale Shiraz. With 10+ years more to go...!
nice complexity and fruit. drinking nicely now with spice rubbed/pork. KAB loved it.
[Euphemia Haye: peppercorn steak] This is not a sipping wine. Didnt find it terribly tight at the start. In fact exploded out of the bottle, but still silky. Good balance considering youth and size. Concentrated. Initially offered blackberry pie, spice, blueberry, raspberry, and some heat. Evolved nicely with the tannins becoming more managable over time; by the end of the bottle opened up nicely with more fruit, sweet tannins, and some cinnamon. Will certainly improve over time, may be a 94-97. Drank over 2 hours; not decanted prior to drinking.
Nice full-bodied wine. Works well with lamb.
This has been a much championed Australian Shiraz here in the US. Yes, it is complex and enjoyable. the overall weight didn't knock my socks off (like an Elyse Zin would) but the wine is better than average. At $62 I would not consider buying. At $22 it may be worth trying.
one of my favorite wines
Plenty of depth in this one- still got lots of life- sensational peppery flavours ----worth seeking out
External Reviews for Darenberg the Dead Arm Shiraz Mclaren Vale Ml
The 2002 Dead Arm Shiraz was a challenge to effectively analyze. After the magnificent 2001, it comes across as lighter-styled, more elegant, but also closed and restrained. Several hours of aeration were beneficial, but this cuvee seems to be playing it close to the vest. However, there is power underneath the tannic structure. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by a backward, full-throttle Shiraz lacking the exuberance, unctuosity, and stunning concentration of the 2001 and 1998. It has noble breeding, but appears to be totally shut down at present. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2020.
Drsquo;Arenbergrsquo;s most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient head-pruned vines. It was aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It is opaque purple/black with an expansive perfume of toast, smoke, spice box, mineral, pencil lead, tar, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent, and super-concentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3ndash;5 years of cellaring and drink well through 2025.
Impresses you on the first look andmdash; it offers controlled, pretty plum and berry fruit on the palate, with black pepper, cassis and graham cracker aromas. Overexamine it, though, and you might start to find things that you wish were different, but that doesnandrsquo;t mean that this isnandrsquo;t delicious. Why not just sit back and enjoy the mocha-laden finish, and leave analysis to another day?
Impresses you on the first look mdash; it offers controlled, pretty plum and berry fruit on the palate, with black pepper, cassis and graham cracker aromas. Overexamine it, though, and you might start to find things that you wish were different, but that doesnrsquo;t mean that this isnrsquo;t delicious. Why not just sit back and enjoy the mocha-laden finish, and leave analysis to another day?
Another top-flight Dead Arm, the 2003 boasts attractive scent of leather, spice, vanilla and boysenberries. The palate is lush and creamy, carrying earthy dark-fruited flavors enlivened by a bright streak of acidity. Turns chewy on the finish, suggesting short-term cellaring is in order. Try after 2008.
Rich, complex, but not at all heavy-handed, a plush, heady mouthful of black cherry, blackberry, menthol and a wee tough of forest mushroom, all mingling in a rich-textured finish that lasts and lasts. Drink now through 2020.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2002 - D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz Magnum - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: McLaren Valley - Syrah - 1500 ml.
Upon release d’Arenberg’s The Dead Arm Shiraz has a vivid young deep purple colour. The nose shows intense and complex cedary, fig, blackberry and blueberry like smells occasionally pepper/spice smells too. Vanilla mocha oak smells and attacking blackberry, cassis characters are also evident on the palate. Full, intense sweet, cedary middle palate flavours have a distinctly silky, svelte texture deceptively disguises the rich powerful cassis and toffee-mocha flavours. The accent is on powerful full-bodied berry fruit flavour, with a little sweet English toffee- like oak evident on the juicy, rolling finish. After time in bottle the d’Arenberg’s Dead Arm gains a biscuity, cinnamon, caramel and eucalyptus based bouquet on top of rich blackberry pie smells. Tobacco, mushrooms, malt, and earth aromas play a part on the long, elegant fleshy, chocolate mint flavours. Restrained tannin and acidity coupled with rich alcohol, produce a seamless, peppery, velvety rolling length. Serving and Cellaring Suggestions: Serve at room temperature 16 – 24 �C. now or cellar for the next 3- 25 years with bold, rich, robust meals, especially roasted meats and vegetables, stews and casseroles, offal, sweet potato, salt bush lamb, oxtail, mushrooms or truffles. Also, sausages and gravy and haricot beans on rare prime steak. Serve after decanting as an older wine.
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