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2009 d'Arenberg Eight Iron

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WF 93
  • RP 92
  • JH 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2009 d'Arenberg Eight Iron

WF 93
Wine Front - Wine Front, November 2011
The Eight Iron vineyard is located near the cellar door. Planted in 1960 on shallow grey loam. Raspberry liqueur pepper licorice earth - seems very McLareny. Even savoury and earthy palate married to sweet red fruit. Like... The Eight Iron vineyard is located near the cellar door. Planted in 1960 on shallow grey loam. Raspberry liqueur pepper licorice earth - seems very McLareny. Even savoury and earthy palate married to sweet red fruit. Like the tannin and the balanced acidity. Length is good - dried herb and earthy pull. Charismatic. --Gary Walsh
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Deep garnet-purple colored the 2009 The Eight Iron Shiraz has a youthfully mute nose with notes of kirsch tar and tree bark over hints of cumin Indian spices and warm blueberries. Well structured and more expressive in... Deep garnet-purple colored the 2009 The Eight Iron Shiraz has a youthfully mute nose with notes of kirsch tar and tree bark over hints of cumin Indian spices and warm blueberries. Well structured and more expressive in the mouth it's very full bodied with crisp acid and firm finely grained tannins finishing long and savory. Consider drinking it 2013 to 2023+. --Lisa Perotti-Brown
JH 92
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2011
Deep in colour and dark in personality with black fruits bitter chocolate inky fruit and toasty oak; the palate is chewy and dense epic in proportion and very tannic; it appears that this wine has been built for the long... Deep in colour and dark in personality with black fruits bitter chocolate inky fruit and toasty oak; the palate is chewy and dense epic in proportion and very tannic; it appears that this wine has been built for the long haul.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Glass-staining ruby. Pungent expressive bouquet of cherry compote singed plum and cassis complicated by licorice and violet qualities. Big chewy and broad on the palate which repeats the cherry and cassis notes and... Glass-staining ruby. Pungent expressive bouquet of cherry compote singed plum and cassis complicated by licorice and violet qualities. Big chewy and broad on the palate which repeats the cherry and cassis notes and shows a smoky quality. Very rich shiraz with a powerful floral-dominated finish and very good persistence.