d'Arenberg

The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz

9.027 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Vino Kaela

A classic ‘Dead Arm’ with a dark midnight black appearance giving off loads of blackberry fruit, mushroom, earth and sweet reduced brown sugar. Showing lush, full bodied and fleshy black fruits with hints of exotic spice and black licorice. Silky Tannin with just the right amount of grip, extraction and layered concentration; fans of this wine are going to like this one a lot! A good decant will provide some immediate enjoyment, but your reward will be to drink in a year or two and cellar through the next decade+.

A classic ‘Dead Arm’ with a dark midnight black appearance giving off loads of blackberry fruit, mushroom, earth and sweet reduced brown sugar. Showing lush, full bodied and fleshy black fruits with hints of exotic spice and black licorice. Silky Tannin with just the right amount of grip, extraction and layered concentration; fans of this wine are going to like this one a lot! A good decant will provide some immediate enjoyment, but your reward will be to drink in a year or two and cellar through the next decade+.

Nov 30th, 2016
Eric

Still blistering- still to early? A little intense for me. Fruit for days.

Still blistering- still to early? A little intense for me. Fruit for days.

Jun 24th, 2022
Eric

Mint, meat, and dirty clothes. The nose is almost offensive but you are still sorta drawn to it.

Mint, meat, and dirty clothes. The nose is almost offensive but you are still sorta drawn to it.

Dec 10th, 2020
Martijn

2012 vintage on 19.12.18
Coffee and loads of chocolate.
Silk in the mouth.

2012 vintage on 19.12.18
Coffee and loads of chocolate.
Silk in the mouth.

Dec 19th, 2018
Jan de Weerd

Tart cherry exploding into a rich plum tinted juice with tannins gripping your throat for a full 60 seconds. Settling in a lingering finish.

Tart cherry exploding into a rich plum tinted juice with tannins gripping your throat for a full 60 seconds. Settling in a lingering finish.

Jun 29th, 2018
Yousef Mattar

This wine is clear and deep purple in colour.

On the nose it is clean of pronounced intensity. Aromas of dark fruit (plum, cherry & blackcurrent) as well a peppery spiciness along with vanilla, clove and a savouriness.

The palate is dry, with medium acid and alcohol. Medium but smooth tannin, medium (+) body and flavour intensity which presents the same flavours as in the nose. The finish is medium.

Although nothing stands out I think this is very well balanced and enjoyable.

This wine is clear and deep purple in colour.

On the nose it is clean of pronounced intensity. Aromas of dark fruit (plum, cherry & blackcurrent) as well a peppery spiciness along with vanilla, clove and a savouriness.

The palate is dry, with medium acid and alcohol. Medium but smooth tannin, medium (+) body and flavour intensity which presents the same flavours as in the nose. The finish is medium.

Although nothing stands out I think this is very well balanced and enjoyable.

Jun 5th, 2017
Steve Medbery

Blackberry, raspberry, molasses, tobacco, licorice, mint. Very complex. Good dry acidity and the end. Probably marked it down by a tenth for coming in a screw top.

Blackberry, raspberry, molasses, tobacco, licorice, mint. Very complex. Good dry acidity and the end. Probably marked it down by a tenth for coming in a screw top.

Apr 16th, 2017
Jan de Weerd

Nice dry Shiraz with dark tobacco fruit undertones, but a bit narrow and not a full concert.

Nice dry Shiraz with dark tobacco fruit undertones, but a bit narrow and not a full concert.

Mar 3rd, 2017
Hao Feng

Ripe and jammy fruit, smooth tannin, high alc, good finish

Ripe and jammy fruit, smooth tannin, high alc, good finish

Dec 29th, 2016
Tom Wood

Nutmeg, indian spice, bitter raspberry, forest fruits, char and ash. Sitting right in the spot

Nutmeg, indian spice, bitter raspberry, forest fruits, char and ash. Sitting right in the spot

Jul 27th, 2016