D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 201175cl
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Description of D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011
D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011 (Shiraz)
TASTING NOTES OF D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011:
- View: Cherry red, violet reflections.
- Nose: notes of lavender, floral notes, with plums and blackberries, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg spices.
- Mouth: opulent, rich and dense, with amazing concentration, rhubarb and deep soil, abundant and balanced chewy tannins, fruit power. A tasty and spicy finish.
APPELLATION: McLaren Vale.
GRAPES: Syrah / Shiraz.
PAIRING: Red meats, barbecue.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%
d'Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. In 1912 Joseph Osborn (pictured left), a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale.More about the Winery
Reviews of D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011
- The lavender floral notes along with plum and blackberries, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and hint of five spice.
- The opulent palate is rich and dense with staggering concentration. Rhubarb and deep earth add to the complexity.
- The chewy tannins are abundant and balanced by the fruit power.
- Building through the palate the tannins provide for a long vibrant savoury and spicy finish.
- This is the most famous of d'Arenberg's icon wines
- The vines are 100+ years old
- Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the World. One half, or an arm of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. The grapes on the other side, while very low yielding display amazing intensity