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2005 D'Arenberg - Shiraz The Dead Arm 750ml
2005 D'Arenberg - Shiraz The Dead Arm
Australia - South Australia - McLaren Vale
Red / Syrah
2005 D'Arenberg - Shiraz The Dead Arm
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 133

($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.

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Wine Advocate Author: Jay Miller Issue: 173

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.

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Community Reviews


tiberite Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 04/21/2013 Site Blog: mac_h


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.

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Dan McD Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 02/10/2013

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

1 of 3 people found this review useful.

Hal1 Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 07/28/2012

Flawed. 2 more left. hope they are o.k.

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