darenberg the dead arm shiraz

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2016

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Old, extremely low-yielding McLaren Vale vines are responsible for d'Arenberg's The Dead Arm Shiraz; one of McLaren Vale's flagship red wines. A wine famous for its enormous power, intensity and complexity; the 2016 Dead Arm Shiraz is another superb example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

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.

"95 Points. 2016 is shaping as a great year for McLaren Vale Shiraz with the iconic release of the Dead Arm from d’Arenberg yet another reference point. The Dead Arm is consistently a brooding number in its youth with tightly bound dark fruits that soften and evolve with time. An inky but youthful dark red in the glass, the nose shows tightly held blackberry and dark cherry alongside bramble and clay; sweeter oak adds richness. The wine is defined by its taut but drying backbone of tannin and juicy acidity that has graphite and earth on full show. Fruit has a savouriness but above all concentration with blackberry and plum shining through with prodigious length to finish. Bury this in your cellar for decades."- Patrick Eckel, winereviewer.com.au.

"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 Tasted: Dec18 Alcohol: 15% Price: $75 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2033" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$69.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Established in 1912 by Joseph Osborne the d’Arenberg story began with the purchase of a picturesque property atop one of the rolling hills in McLaren Vale. d’Arenberg now exports to over sixty countries and is one of Australia’s most revered wineries, with two wines in the Langton’s Classification of Australia Wine and a top rating in the Australian Wine Companion.

d’Arenberg is also a proud member of Australia’s First Families of Wine.
6
South Australia
McLaren Vale
750
14.5
Winemaking: 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.

Tasting Note: 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.

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