2002 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91
  • WE 91

Reviews for 2002 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2004
The 2002 The Dead Arm Shiraz was a challenge to effectively analyze. After the magnificent 2001 it comes across as lighter-styled more elegant but also closed and restrained. Several hours of aeration were beneficial but... The 2002 The Dead Arm Shiraz was a challenge to effectively analyze. After the magnificent 2001 it comes across as lighter-styled more elegant but also closed and restrained. Several hours of aeration were beneficial but this cuvee seems to be playing it close to the vest. However there is power underneath the tannic structure. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by a backward full-throttle Shiraz lacking the exuberance unctuosity and stunning concentration of the 2001 and 1998. It has noble breeding but appears to be totally shut down at present. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020. Importer: Rob McDonald Old Bridge Cellars Napa CA; tel. (707) 258-9552
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2004
Rich complex but not at all heavy-handed a plush heady mouthful of black cherry blackberry menthol and a wee touch of forest mushroom all mingling in a rich finish that lasts and lasts. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases... Rich complex but not at all heavy-handed a plush heady mouthful of black cherry blackberry menthol and a wee touch of forest mushroom all mingling in a rich finish that lasts and lasts. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases imported. –HS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2004
Bright full ruby. Varietally expressive aromas of currant espresso smoke gunflint and sexy oak with a distinctly feral note. Highly concentrated dense and smoky with a strong syrah note of gunflint. Broad mouthfilling... Bright full ruby. Varietally expressive aromas of currant espresso smoke gunflint and sexy oak with a distinctly feral note. Highly concentrated dense and smoky with a strong syrah note of gunflint. Broad mouthfilling shiraz with lovely framing acidity intriguing minerality and impressively sweet tannins.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2005
Impresses the hell out of you on the first look-it offers controlled pretty plum and berry fruit on the palate with black pepper cassis and graham cracker aromas. Overexamine it though and you start to find things that... Impresses the hell out of you on the first look-it offers controlled pretty plum and berry fruit on the palate with black pepper cassis and graham cracker aromas. Overexamine it though and you start to find things that you wish were different (for me it wants more intensity midpalate) but that doesn't mean that this isn't delicious. Why not just sit back and enjoy the mocha-laden finish and leave analysis to another day?