d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2016 (McLaren Vale)

Tasting Notes
d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2016 is brooding and alluring, plum, blackberry, liquorice and spice entwine with a raft of dark, earthy notes.

This iconic wine always displays the power and intensity of McLaren Vale Shiraz, yet has an elegance and refinement that few other wines from the region possess. It’s vibrant and lifted on the nose with bustling red fruits and savoury spice.

The palate is long, linear and pure with tightly wound tannin and mouth-watering acidity. Beneath the layers of blueberry, pomegranate and Satsuma Plum is an intriguing core of earth and crushed rocks. If stored correctly, this wine should age for 15+ years.

Reviews
"Fair to say, I copped a few ‘dead arms’ via my brother and also during my school days. And just now, my youngest son whacked me fair in the nuts while wearing a pair of pink washing up gloves. Strange days continue.

Inky, thick and tannic, raw power, intense purpleness, Ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, blackberry, plum and tar. Shows some slightly thinning alcohol influence, but more or less has the weight to carry it through. Finish is good and long, rugged tannin, some raspberry freshness, and hazelnut skin. Needs a few years, of course, though a bit of a brute right now."

93 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, December 2018, Drink: 2021 - 2033
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dArenberg McLaren Vale

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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.

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2016 vintage was made with small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French and old American oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.

Reviews & Accolades

Outstanding - Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine

Gold - New Zealand International Wine Show, 2018

94 Points - QWine
More Information
Case Qty6
ABV14.4%
ColourRed
VarietyShiraz
Vintage2016
BranddArenberg McLaren Vale
Country of ManufactureAustralia
RegionMcLaren Vale
StateSouth Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price$85.00
Dozen Buy$779.88
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