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2005 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$68.00
Alcohol %: 14.5
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: June 1, 2008 , from a member
90 points
tasted: August 29, 2008 , April Falwell
3.5 stars "Just wanted to try it although I know it should've been cellared for at least 2 more yrs. Nice fragrant nose, and the tannins are bold but far from harsh. May be exceptionally nice after the recommended 2 additional yrs cellar time."
tasted: October 27, 2013 , Wade BOURNE
4.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: spicy; Acidity: crisp; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: bold; Very good Australian Shiraz well cellared "
rated: September 30, 2007 , grace chen
Best 2010-2020
rated: October 1, 2007 , WA
95 points Best 2010-2025
rated: April 14, 2012 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
95 points "d’Arenberg’s most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient hand-pruned vines. It was aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It is opaque purple/black with an expansive perfume of toast, smoke, spice box, mineral, pencil lead, tar, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent, and superconcentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink well through 2025." Best 2011-2025
rated: August 25, 2009 , from a member
93 points Best 2011-2025
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