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2002 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: d'Arenberg Vineyards and Winery darenberg.com.au   details
Appellation: McLaren Vale - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$56.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 22, 2008 , Peter Goodyear
"Not as powerful as the last Dead Arm I had (50th birthday?)"
tasted: June 23, 2012 , from a member
5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: intense; Aromas: woody, red berry, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: bold; Wow incredible after 4 hours decanting and it went on for another few days! "
rated: September 7, 2004 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
" This 2002 from McLaren Vale shows intense color, structured tannins and flavors and ideal levels of natural acidity. After time in the bottle, this wine will gain biscuity, cinnamon, caramel and eucalyptus notes on top of rich blackberry pie smells. Tobacco, mushroom, malt and earth aromas play a part on the long, fleshy, chocolate mint and spice flavors. This will no doubt garner ridiculously high ratings from Parker (last vintage got 98 points). Too bad it will be long gone by then."
rated: October 15, 2004 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "The 2002 The Dead Arm Shiraz was a challenge to effectively analyze. After the magnificent 2001, it comes across as lighter-styled, more elegant, but also closed and restrained. Several hours of aeration were beneficial, but this cuvee seems to be playing it close to the vest. However, there is power underneath the tannic structure. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by a backward, full-throttle Shiraz lacking the exuberance, unctuosity, and stunning concentration of the 2001 and 1998. It has noble breeding, but appears to be totally shut down at present." Best 2009-2020
rated: December 31, 2004 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
92 points "Rich, complex, but not at all heavy-handed, a plush, heady mouthful of black cherry, blackberry, menthol and a wee touch of forest mushroom, all mingling in a rich-textured finish that lasts and lasts. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases imported. (HS)" Best 2005-2020
rated: May 1, 2006 , Raymond ` Bell
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