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    d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2001
    Syrah/Shiraz - McLaren Vale, Australia

    Ratings

    • RP98
    • JH93
    Price: $79.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 The Wine Advocate, 93 Australian Wine Companion

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 60649

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Upon release d'Arenberg's The Dead Arm Shiraz has a vivid young deep brick-red colour. The nose shows intense and complex cedary, fig, blackberry and blueberry like smells occasionally pepper/spice smells too. Vanilla mocha oak smells and attacking blackberry, cassis characters are also evident on the palate. Full, intense sweet, cedary middle palate flavours have a distinctly silky, svelte texture deceptively disguise the rich powerful cassis and toffee-mocha flavours. The accent is on powerful full bodied berry fruit flavour, with a little sweet English toffee like oak evident on the juicy, rolling finish.

    After time in bottle the d'Arenberg's Dead Arm gains a biscuity, cinnamon, caramel and eucalyptus based bouquet on top of rich blackberry pie smells. Tobacco, mushrooms, malt, and earth aromas play a part on the long, elegant fleshy, chocolate mint flavours. Restrained tannin and acidity coupled with rich alcohol, produce a seamless, peppery, velvety rolling length.

    "...be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense black/purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted licorice, graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak. Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous texture, and an amazingly long, 60-second plus finish, this fabulous baby will need 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 20-25 years."
    -Wine Advocate

    Critical Acclaim:

    Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense black/purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted licorice, graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak. Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous texture, and an amazingly long, 60-second plus finish, this fabulous baby will need 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 20-25 years.

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Complex, rich licorice and blackberry aromas; palate crammed with opulent, ripe fruit flavour.

    93 Points
    Australian Wine Companion
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