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  • Barbeque
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Game Meat
  • Lamb

2006 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA95
  • JO95
  • JH95
  • CH

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
d'Arenberg's flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this... d'Arenberg's flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully rendered Shiraz demands a decade of cellaring. It will be superb from 2018 to 2036. - Jay Miller, 95+
JO95
Jeremy Oliver - Jeremy Oliver, October 2008
Fine-grained, balanced and savoury, this warm but not overcooked shiraz builds towards a powerful crescendo of flavour. Its deep aromas of bloody red fruits, currants, plums and berries are backed by slightly meaty... Fine-grained, balanced and savoury, this warm but not overcooked shiraz builds towards a powerful crescendo of flavour. Its deep aromas of bloody red fruits, currants, plums and berries are backed by slightly meaty cedar/vanilla oak and undertones of licorice, cloves and white pepper. It's long, smooth and luscious, with a deep presence of sour-edged black and red fruits and star anise underpinned by smooth, satiny tannins. It finishes long and savoury, with an hint of saltiness.(18.8/95, YTD 2018-2026)
JH95
James Halliday - James Halliday, March 2008
The Dead Arm rarely fails to deliver an uncompromising essay on McLaren fruit; deeply concentrated with levels of dark chocolate, blackberry, nuances of florals and a freshness that belies its weight and power. Good value.
CH
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, February 2010
The nose is a concentrated and deep expression of licorice, black pepper and spice with dark cherry notes underneath. On the palate, the flavors are rich yet restrained, powerfully intense yet attenuated by acidity. Rich... The nose is a concentrated and deep expression of licorice, black pepper and spice with dark cherry notes underneath. On the palate, the flavors are rich yet restrained, powerfully intense yet attenuated by acidity. Rich blackberry and cherry flavors are held in tension, as if waiting to explode enthusiastically across the palate. With bottle age, these will certainly flesh out. Grapes for this wine are food trod and then pressed in an old-fashioned basket press made in 1812, yet the fruit is bright and clean. Finishes with the minerality and fine tannins that McLaren Vale is known for.

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