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Community Tasting Notes (16) Avg Score: 91.4 points

  • Difficile de ne pas identifier cette shiraz à l’aveugle avec toute la typicité du terroir australien. Un vin de couleur rouge intense avec des parfums de mûres, d’eucalyptus et des effluves de fleurs. Un vin de McClaren Vale qui dégage des saveurs de berries avec une bonne dose d’épices. Texture velouté, une shiraz bien ficelée.

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  • More acidic as compare to previous vintages, oak, vanilla, coffee. Med body and med+ finish. Need at least 2-3 hours decant if you are drinking this young. Hope the acid would tone down after few more years. Too early now.

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  • Big and jammy and needs a solid meal to accompany. Pulled beef was perfect with.

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  • Brought from a cool 53 degree cellar, decanted for 1 hr which brought the temperature to 62 degrees. Tasted over 3 hrs, served with braised beef, portobello mushrooms, tortellini all in a Marsala sauce. Unfortunately this did not flatter this shiraz due to it's jammy, syrupy components. However after dinner this started to get it's groove on exposing all that blackberry jam, blueberry syrup, with hints of chocolate covered cherries and hints of spice. Not the most complex vino in the world but nonetheless quite interesting, give this some time or an extended decant, but be careful with food pairings.

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  • Initially the nose was a bit more expressive. We noted black cherry, kirsch, and blue cheese. This is a well integrated wine with just the right amount of oak. I found it incredibly well balanced but lacking as much nuance or interest as I was expecting in the flavor profile

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/14/2014, (See more on 93 points

    (d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm) Very dark purple red violet color; reduction, roasted black fruit, beets, tar nose; tasty, tart black fruit, roasted black fruit, charred beets, mineral, pepper palate; long finish 93+ points

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