D'arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2007, Mclaren Vale

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$54.95 (981183)

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92 pts
10
November 27, 2010

Critic Reviews (6)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The Dead Arm is the top red of this venerable, old- school but very classy property. The vines that produce it are...

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Gord Stimmell
Gord Stimmell

Mammoth charred earth and blackberry layers.

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Flagship wine of d’Arenberg, I am reminded of the days when collectors would treat The Dead Arm Shiraz like a cult...

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Robert Parker
Robert Parker

D’Arenberg’s flagship is the 2007 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose gives up aromas of meat, game,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The 2007 Dead Arm is a smoke and herb, mint/eucalyptus scented wine, highly concentrated as usual. The palate is firm...

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Community Reviews (4)

Brian  Gillespie
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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This Shiraz opens up with aromas of ripe berry fruit, black plums, black currants, violet, mint, cedar and savoury notes. On the mouthfeel, full bodied (14.5% alcohol) rich and fruit driven with good acidity and grainy tannins. This wine will leave you with a very good impression, long finish with layers of creamy richness, fined grained tannins and savoury notes lingering. This Shiraz is well structured and very tasty, drinking well right now but has all the elements to improve over the next 3-4 years. Very enjoyable, enjoyed August 2012.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

90 (now) - 92 (later)

Great nose on this; blackberries, herbal, a bit smokey. Classic Aussie Shiraz. Full bodied and well balanced, if a tad hot in spite of it's great concentration. Long finish. Still very young, needs several years at least, at which point I suspect I'd give it an extra point or two.

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Jack Robertson
Jack Robertson

Leave until 2014+

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