d'Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, 2006

McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

d'Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, 2006

McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Chester Osborn Optimum Drinking: 2018-2036 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102455 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

d'Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, 2006 comes from an excellent vintage, producing wonderfully ripe fruit and wines with great structure and fruit concentration. South Australia stole the show, having had the best weather – a warm, damp spring and a mild, pleasant summer – which perfect ripening conditions.

d'Arenberg's The Dead Arm Shiraz is this prestigious McLaren Vale estate's most renowned offering, and is invariably one of South Australia’s finest wines - some praise indeed. Premium Australian Shiraz with unique character, and a very small price tag given its quality.


"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.” eRobertParker.com

"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.” James Halliday

"Opaque ruby. Blackberry and candied cherry on the nose, with suave graphite and anise qualities adding complexity. Deep and rich but also focused, with powerful dark berry preserve flavors and a late kick of iron. There's lots going on here, and this energetic wine is still painfully young. Finishes with mounting sweetness and a strong echo of minerals.” Stephen Tanzer