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2001 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

  • 98 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 80 JR
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SKU: 49125-2001

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Dense and distinctive for its spicy, licorice-scented black cherry and berry flavors, solid at the center but it feels tightly wound and unwilling to open up. Maybe with time, but this doesn't show the depth and length Dead Arm usually achieves. Tasted four times, with bottle variation. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,000 cases imported.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Thick and dark crimson. Very sweet, medicinal nose - syrupy. Big, full-on wine with extremely assertive acidity and tannin. This, I feel, is a trial rather than a pleasure to drink. Maybe it will soften but, given how young most Australian wines are drunk, why not make it more approachable early?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • Self | Rating: 98

    Drink Dates: 2008-2033
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    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
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    Drink Dates: 2012-2015
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  • Anonymous | Rating: 98

    98 RP
    Drink Dates: 2027
    Author: rpose
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Dark, but beginning to show a little brown around the edges. Black fruit and an incredibly long finish after a a casis aroma. Lots of life ahead as this can go another 20 years.
    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Dark, deep, inky, bold, Aussie shiraz. The nose has black cherry and black plum with a bit of wet soil. In the mouth, there's dark, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and cola. The flavors linger on the palate for several minutes and yet it's not at all cloying like some over-blown Australian shiraz wines. This wine is fantastic right now, but will last many more years. Wish I had more to try again in 5 or 10 years. One of the best Australian wines I've ever had.
    Author: VeloVagabond
  • Anonymous | Rating: 89

    Good paring with red meats. One of the more solid vintages to date.
    Drink Dates: 2002-2006
    Author: LTran
  • Self | Rating: 91

    those who rated this a |51| pt wine must be using a 55-point scale!
    Author: mike1054
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2554 bottles owned
  • 371 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 65
    (Out of 371 collectors)