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2006 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 85 JR
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SKU: 49125-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($65) Opaque ruby. Blackberry and candied cherry on the nose, with suave graphite and anise qualities adding complexity. Deep and rich but also focused, with powerful dark berry preserve flavors and a late kick of iron. There's lots going on here, and this energetic wine is still painfully young. Finishes with mounting sweetness and a strong echo of minerals.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    D'Arenberg's flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully rendered Shiraz demands a decade of cellaring. It will be superb from 2018 to 2036.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Lush and ripe, with an earthy animal component to the generous cherry, currant and exotic spice flavors that keep sailing on the long, supple finish.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very fine, close-knit tannins with a heady, minty complexity. Earthy, dark liquorice finish. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Anonymous | Rating: 93

    Author: johnmhoward
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Arnie
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: jgriese
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Usama A
  • Anonymous | Rating: 95

    95 RP
    Drink Dates: 2032
    Author: rpose
  • Self | Rating: 3

    Big fruit bomb. YMMV.
    Author: Rick H.
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Dark blood red colour. Simple but dense nose with blackcurrant and new oak. Massive and flavoursome with dry grippy tannins. The palate shows sweet blackcurrant fruit and spicy oak, balanced by the bright acidity. Too young to judge fairly.
    Author: biggsy
  • Self | Rating:

    Good paring with red meats. One of the more solid vintages to date.
    Author: bullzila
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Its youth is still in full bloom - with the combination of plum, licorice and mineral notes still a bit wound up in strong tannins. Let's wait 2 or 3 years before opening it up again.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2020
    Author: OCKevin
  • Self | Rating:

    RP 95 WS 91
    Author: Mcaz
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

  • 703 bottles owned
  • 160 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 160 collectors)