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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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.