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d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2018

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2018

96 Points - James Suckling. The Dead Arm Shiraz, named after the vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that occasionally strikes vineyards globally, boasts an ironic title for a wine of its iconic caliber. Regarded as one of Australia's premier Shiraz offerings, the 2018 vintage reveals a pronounced savoury character compared to previous Dead Arm releases. Full bodied and luxurious, it starts with notes of dark fruits and damson plum, accented by delightful fennel seed nuances. Substantial layers of complexity emerge from the rich balsamic glazed beets, roasted meats, and jus, resulting in an unparalleled sensory experience. Exhibiting impeccable balance, a truly world class wine.

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Product Info

Vintage

2018

Country

Australia

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Alcohol

14.5%

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Product Description

Taste

Selected parcels of premium fruit from across over a century of d’Arenberg’s top vineyards are artfully blended to create this stunning Shiraz. More savoury than previous Dead Arms, the 2018 begins with dark fruits, damson plum, and lovely fennel seed twists. Rich balsamic glazed beets, roasted meats and jus give layers of complexity unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Superb balance. Slaty, persistent, mineral like tannins bring a generous framework for decades of cellaring. This is a wine of history and provenance. Highly collectable, The Dead Arm is considered by many to be one of the top Shiraz in Australia.

Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.

Wine Press / Awards

96 Points - Nick Stick, jamessuckling.com (2018)

94 Points - Winestate Magazine(2018)

Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge

 "A big, ripe, inky style with intense dark fruits and mocha."

About the Producer

Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Today fourth generation family member, Chester, makes distinctive wines using traditional methods both in the vineyard and the winery.

Harmony between environmental sustainability and wine industry practice is a strong commitment upheld at d'Arenberg, with the aim to pass on a sustainable business to the next generation.

Sheep agistment, solar power, and natural disease control are a few ways we uphold our commitment to the environment that surrounds us. In addition, all d’Arenberg estate and leased vineyards are NASAA Certified for organic and biodynamic processes, the largest biodynamic certified grower in Australia for wine grapes under our portfolio. 

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Vintage

2018

Country

Australia

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Alcohol

14.5%

Feature

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