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2005 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
Reduced from $120.00
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2011-2012)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Was $120.00 Now $89.99

Totally opaque black crimson colour with black crimson hue. Superb nose of violets followed by spice, blackberry and vanilla – mouthfilling palate with black pepper and spice evident – more elegant than the 2004 and quite typical in structure to the rest of the top 2005 vintage wines. Very spicy black pepper. Aftertaste of blackberry, spice, vanilla and black pepper.
Cellar 4-5 years (2011-2012)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other Reviews…
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.
95 points
Dr Jay Miller – The Wine Advocate