Lot 81

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2000 (3)

McLaren Vale, Australia.
u. 2 x bn.

This estate’s most renowned offering is their old vine (90+ years) Shiraz called The Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 2000 The Dead Arm Shiraz is one of South Australia’s finest wines of the vintage. A perfume of grilled steak intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, earth, pepper, and melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, and no hard edges, it is still young and primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, and last for two decades or more. August 2003 WA 94

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2002 (6)

McLaren Vale, Australia.
u. 1 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels

WA 93

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2003 (1)

McLaren Vale, Australia.
u. bn.

One of this estate’s flagship wines, the 2003 The Dead Arm Shiraz appears to be better than the 2002. A deeper, richer, fuller-bodied offering that spent time in equal parts French and American oak, it possesses an opaque purple color, great intensity, and a fabulously sweet nose of blackberries, cassis, asphalt, earth, and oak. Powerful, super-concentrated, and obviously fashioned from low yields and old vines, this is a classic McLaren Vale old vine Shiraz that should age nicely for 15+ years. October 2005 WA 95

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2005 (2)

McLaren Vale, Australia.

D’Arenberg’s most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient head-pruned vines. It was aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It is opaque purple/black with an expansive perfume of toast, smoke, spice box, mineral, pencil lead, tar, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent, and super-concentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink well through 2025. October 2007 WA 95

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2006 (2)

McLaren Vale, Australia.
1 x scuffed label

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. WS 91 WA 95+

14 bts.    per lot $600 - $800

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