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D’arenberg, The Dead Arm, Shiraz, Mclaren Vale, Australia

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D'arenberg, The Dead Arm, Shiraz, Mclaren Vale, Australia

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
D'arenberg

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
92/100

D'arenberg

750ML

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Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often affected vines are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity. Many-layered Shiraz from South Australia, wafting blossom and black pepper into the nose, mulberry, rhubarb and plum into the mouth, followed by a lasting hit of aniseed, liquorice and spice. A rich and intense red built to be enjoyed with a rib of beef.

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COUNTRY:

Australia

GRAPE:

Syrah / Shiraz

REGION:

South Australia, Mclaren Vale

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2020 - 2038

VINTAGE:

2017

ABV:

15.0%

SKU: 100441 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Today fourth generation family member, Chester, makes distinctive wines using traditional methods both in the vineyard and the winery. All D’Arenberg owned vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic, something that is close to the Osborn family’s heart. Whilst the family is obsessed with producing exceptional wines, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a hobby – there are few more fun visits in all of wine!

    Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often affected vines are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity. Many-layered Shiraz from South Australia, wafting blossom and black pepper into the nose, mulberry, rhubarb and plum into the mouth, followed by a lasting hit of aniseed, liquorice and spice. A rich and intense red built to be enjoyed with a rib of beef.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    92/100

    Locked up tight and ungiving on the nose, d'Arenberg's 2017 The Dead Arm Shiraz is nonetheless formidably dense and concentrated on the palate. Notes of charred wood join plums, raspberries and black olives in this full-bodied effort. With its current surly disposition, it appears to require decanting or several years' sleep in a cool cellar. Giving it air helped bring out purple raspberries and softened the considerable tannins, so I'm optimistic about its future evolution.
    92+/100 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate