2008 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg
The heady aroma is both powerful and
pretty with notes of fennel, purple flowers
and blossom mingling with ripe, varietal
purple fruits and black pepper. The oak is
hardly evident which allows fruit and soil
complexities to emerge with edges of
rhubarb and red mulberry and savoury
characters of dried herbs, game and spice.
The palate opens with anise, black pepper,
graphite and restrained dark cherries
before it gives way to seductive mulberry,
plum, licorice and spice. It has great power,
depth and length with very vibrant, gritty
fruit tannins providing immense structure.
Notes of anise and spice linger for a long
time after the last sip.
The Dead Arm 2008 strikes a rare balance
of power, complexity and finesse with
impressive structure that will reward those
with patience to cellar it.
- Vintage: 2008
- Bottle: 150.00cl
- Style: Medium to full bodied
- Case Size: 3
- Alcohol/VOL: 15.40%
- SKU: A7418008
- Closure: Screw cap
Food matching note:
Red meat such as beef roast or rib-eye.
- Country: Australia
- Region: South Australia