d'Arenberg Dead Arm (Various Vintages)

The Dead Arm gets its name in a fairly inauspicious way – it is named after the disease (Eutypa Lata) which afflicts some of the oldest vines at d’Arenberg from which we get the majority of fruit destined for The Dead Arm. The disease, Eutypa Lata, or ‘Dead Arm’ is common all around the world in old vineyard sites. The disease in effect slowly reduces one of the ‘arms’ of the vines to dead wood, which then means the other arm of the vine produces small volumes of the most incredibly concentrated and highly flavoured grapes. This makes ideal material to go into this, our top Shiraz. The grapes are processed as are all of d’Arenberg reds, using the gentle Demoisy rubber toothed, open-mouthed crusher, and fermented in wax-lined, headed down open fermenters which are foot trod (and being ever hygiene-conscious here at d’Arenberg, the feet are clad in waders!) and temperature controlled. The still fermenting grapes are pressed off in baskets through the old ‘Coq’ and ‘Bromley & Tregoning’ presses into mainly new American and French oak barriques for 22 months or thereabouts, before blending and bottling at d’Arenberg. The Dead Arm is a spectacular example of McLaren Vale Shiraz – concentrated, multi-dimensional with huge fruit, length and texture, immense balance and ageing potential.

  • d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2017 Signed

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    SIGNED BY THE WINEMAKER, A FINE, FAVOURITE SHIRAZ FROM ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S DESIGNATED "FIRST FAMILIES OF WINE"  "Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Inky, thick and tannic, raw power, intense purpleness, Ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, blackberry, plum and tar. Shows some slightly thinning alcohol influence, but more or less has the weight to carry it through. Finish is good and long, rugged tannin,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Wine Advocate 96 Points! "Black cherries and black olives mark the nose of the 2015 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg's flagship bottling. It's a blend of older and younger vines from different sites, depending on what the fruit has to offer...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2015 'SIGNED'

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Wine Advocate 96 Points! "Black cherries and black olives mark the nose of the 2015 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg's flagship bottling. It's a blend of older and younger vines from different sites, depending on what the fruit has to offer...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Wine Front 95 points!“It just goes to show that big doesn't have to mean either unbalanced or oak-driven. This is all or mostly about rich, black berried fruit and raking tannin, the end then lengthy and fresh. It's not over-the-top but it's not shy of...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2011

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Ray Jordan 96 points!"The cooler than normal season has resulted in a supremely elegant and most stylish expression of this famous wine. Perfumed notes on the nose with lifted red berry and hints of lavender. On the palate, the reduced opulence is...

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  • d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2010

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    "A classic Dead Arm in every sense of the word. The nose is brooding and alluring, earthy notes combined with dark fruits, fennel and baking spice. The longer this wine sits in the glass, the further it unfurls opening into notes of sweeter berry fruit...

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  • d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2009

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Campbell Mattinson 94 points!D'Arenberg's The Dead Arm Shiraz is matured in new and used French oak, and some used American oak as well. It's always been a 'big end of town' red and in this style it's almost always good.This is a juicy, briney, meaty...

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  • d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2008

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    eRobertParker.com 91 Points!"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 The Dead Arm Shiraz has a reduced rubber character to begin then pronounced aromas of warm blackberries, licorice, earth, thyme, moss and a whiff of game. Crisp, full and very concentrated...

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