D'arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2008, Mclaren Vale

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$39.90 (981183)

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89 pts
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November 12, 2011

Critic Reviews (5)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

The Dead Arm reference is to Eutypa Lata a disease that afflicts some of the oldest vines at d'Arenberg from whence...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a very lifted, complex nose blackberry/blackcurrant jam, herbs and menthol, cedar and a touch of meatiness...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Flagship wine of the once-iconic d’Arenberg operation, it has been painful to watch the decline of this once-stellar...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Impenetrable black colour; the nose offers concentrated black pepper and dark fruit essence, though still has a long...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Equally impressive, with intense flavors of candied cherries and an attack heady mouth, nevertheless supported by a...

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Community Reviews (3)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 D'arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz is a medium to full bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of bilberry, black currant, subtle strawberry, oak and vanilla on the nose and chocolate, oak, coconut and vanilla on the palate. It has a good structure, refined tannins (decant for 30+ min) and a long finish. Doesn`t seem to be alcoholic though at 15%. This sipper can be aged for another 5-10 years standing up (screw cap). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Intense aromas of warm black fruit, blueberry and plum. Full-bodied with mint, licorice, black fruits and some earthiness. It has mouth-watering acidity, very fine tannins, and a long finish. Yum! Tasted Sept/2012.

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