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2003 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: d'Arenberg Vineyards and Winery   details
Appellation: McLaren Vale - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$55.49
Alcohol %: 14.5
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: September 23, 2006 , Jeff Graul
"Color: dark; Nose: intense; Aromas: black berry; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: short; Overall: bold; "
tasted: March 17, 2013 , Mark Milani
90 points "Terrific Shiraz, but need to decant before drinking. Could use more time in the cellar. Complex character with multiple layers and long finish. "
rated: September 30, 2005 , Wine Spectator
86 points "Firm, with a tannic feel to the green olive and berry flavors. This wine has been veering toward a green, earthy flavor profile in recent years, making it less immediately accessible than earlier vintages. Best after 2007. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 500 cases imported. (HS)" Best 2007-
rated: October 1, 2005 , Robert Parker
95 points "One of this estate’s flagship wines, the 2003 The Dead Arm Shiraz appears to be better than the 2002. A deeper, richer, fuller-bodied offering that spent time in equal parts French and American oak, it possesses an opaque purple color, great intensity, and a fabulously sweet nose of blackberries, cassis, asphalt, earth, and oak. Powerful, super-concentrated, and obviously fashioned from low yields and old vines, this is a classic McLaren Vale old vine Shiraz that should age nicely for 15+ years." Best 2005-2020
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