D'arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2006, Mclaren Vale

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$54.95 (981183)

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91 pts
13
November 21, 2009

Critic Reviews (9)

Robert Parker
Robert Parker

D’Arenberg’s flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose is reticent but gives up...

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Lush and ripe, with an earthy animal component to the generous cherry, currant and exotic spice flavors that keep...

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Nancy Morgan
Nancy Morgan

Hugh extraction of black fruit with smoky oak: lots of everything if you love excess. Full-bodied goes without saying...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This example delivers the essence of McLaren Vale Shiraz, for fans of the intensely ripe, eucalyptus, black pepper,...

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Megan Victor
Megan Victor

Extremely deep intense dense purple colour. Intense, complex, slightly spicy, red licorice and plummy dried red...

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Rod Phillips
Rod Phillips

This is a big, rich shiraz with well-defined flavours and good balance. It shows a lot of complexity and style, but...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Note this is a half bottle. Considering the price and the reputation of this wine, this is a disappointment. There is...

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Ted Able
Ted Able

pronounced intensity, high alcohol, medium acidity, velvety tannins, toasted coconut finish; approachable, enjoyable,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Bryan McCaw
Bryan McCaw

Opened one last night to celebrate an anniversary of sorts. The experts are right on this one. It is a very large Shiraz but it is not ready for prime time.

After two hours of decanting it tasted far better. Patience is a virtue.

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