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2004 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$60.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: October 5, 2006 , Robert Parker
95 points "The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice. This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001." Best 2008-2026
rated: September 8, 2007 , IWC
94 points "Saturated violet. Pungent tobacco- and espresso-laced cherry, cassis and blackberry aromas, with a hint of mocha. Beautiful dark berry, vanilla and Indian spice flavors expand and gain sweetness with air. The lushly tannic finish positively explodes with sweet raspberry and mulberry flavors, with dark chocolate and exotic blood orange notes adding a vibrant quality. An impressive return to form for d'Arenberg's flagship red."
rated: September 8, 2007 , Wine Spectator
87 points "Firm in texture, with crisp acidity against mineral-accented berry flavors, finishing with a harsh edge. Gamy, bitter flavors blow off with enough airing. Best after 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 500 cases imported. –HS "
rated: February 6, 2008 , James Oliver
96 points "The finest Dead Arm ever made has a smoky, ethereal and spicy bouquet of slightly meaty dark plums and berries scented with violets, licorice and black pepper, cloves and cinnamom. Smooth and sumptuous." Best 2016-2024
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