2005 D'Arenberg - Shiraz The Dead Arm 750ml

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2005 D'Arenberg - Shiraz The Dead Arm
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($65) Inky violet. Vibrant, perfumed nose melds blackberry, cassis, kirsch, licorice and dried flowers. On the palate, this shiraz shows an intriguing mix of sweet dark fruit flavors and firmer earth and mineral notes, with big but supple tannins contributing structure. The palate-staining finish features notes of bitter cherry, cured tobacco and high-octane chocolate. Nothing obvious here.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 133

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Wine Advocate | 95

D'Arenberg's most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient head-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 super-concentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink well through 2025. D'Arenberg has been owned and operated by the Osborn family since its inception in 1912. The portfolio, with a focus on Rhone varietals, is wide-ranging and value-oriented from top to bottom.

Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Author: Jay Miller
Issue: 173

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Score: 94
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/21/2013
Site Blog: mac_h
Score: 91
Author: Bryon
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/30/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2015
Classic Dead Arm - Dry, good oak, dried fruit. Nie upfront with a short but good finish. Color and body were perfect. Could last another 2 to 3 years.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 92
Author: Dan McD
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 02/10/2013

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 92
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 12/27/2012

1 of 3 people found this review useful.

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Author: Hal1
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/28/2012
Flawed. 2 more left. hope they are o.k.
More Vintages and Sizes of D'Arenberg - Shiraz The Dead Arm:

1998 (750ml)

About This Producer


In 1984, head winemaker Chester d'Arenberg Osborn, the fourth generation d'Arenberg to work the estate, ambitiously began revitalizing the old vineyards and cellars, investing in improvements that would propel the winery into the next century. White wine production began, to complement the winery's existing production of Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon, among other varieties. Being blessed with excellent McLaren Vale location, d'Arenberg strives to create wines that reflect the land's natural bounty. All their wines are fermented and produced in small batches, providing a larger pool of blending options for each final bottling. The winery's operation is truly "estate" from vineyard to bottle, quite an affair when over 30 different wines are produced each vintage. D'Arenberg is well-known for its The Dead Arm Shiraz, and produces two other "Icon" level wines from the oldest vines and best barrels: The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon and The Ironstone Pressings Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre.

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