d'Arenberg

The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz

9.111 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Nose of; blackberries, black cherries, black plum, black raspberries, dark roasted coffee, black licorice with fresh & dry florals. Palate of; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, violets, dry roses, notes of tar, black licorice, used coffee grounds, M+ tannins, caramel, dark chocolate, gentle spices, beautiful even finish with big acidity. Photos show one of their "Dead Arm vineyards" with a visual example of the term dead arm. Also, a shot of their very busy tasting bar.

Nose of; blackberries, black cherries, black plum, black raspberries, dark roasted coffee, black licorice with fresh & dry florals. Palate of; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, violets, dry roses, notes of tar, black licorice, used coffee grounds, M+ tannins, caramel, dark chocolate, gentle spices, beautiful even finish with big acidity. Photos show one of their "Dead Arm vineyards" with a visual example of the term dead arm. Also, a shot of their very busy tasting bar.

Apr 14th, 2017
Patrick O Driscoll

Very palatable with smokey nose to it, balanced and worthy with some red meat platter.

Very palatable with smokey nose to it, balanced and worthy with some red meat platter.

Feb 5th, 2019
Brian Reams

2013. Needs another 5 -10 years. Tannins were crazy.

2013. Needs another 5 -10 years. Tannins were crazy.

Dec 26th, 2018
TheSkip

I’ve pretty much decided that I do not understand this wine. Third time I’ve had it. It veers too far into the acidic and fails to develop any real fruit for me. I know it appeals to many and is a reference standard, but I’m lost.

I’ve pretty much decided that I do not understand this wine. Third time I’ve had it. It veers too far into the acidic and fails to develop any real fruit for me. I know it appeals to many and is a reference standard, but I’m lost.

Sep 16th, 2018
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.2

Jeffrey had this 6 months ago

Jeffrey had this 6 months ago

Feb 16th, 2019
Allon Englman

Allon had this 4 months ago

Allon had this 4 months ago

Apr 7th, 2019
Dave McGinnis

Dave had this 5 months ago

Dave had this 5 months ago

Mar 10th, 2019
Brad Kerrivan

Brad had this 2 years ago

Brad had this 2 years ago

Nov 19th, 2017
Guy Fiore

Guy had this 2 years ago

Guy had this 2 years ago

May 6th, 2017