The Dead Arm brought us back to reality after two exceptional wines. Nevertheless, a very good wine, but by far not as special as Mount Edelstone or Grange. Still youthful, it´s opening with aromas of ripe, dark berries, lilac, chocolate and a mix of spices. Balanced and delicious, but lacking excitement and fascination. Yet, a beautiful, distinct McLaren Vale Shiraz. Drink now or keep.
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(d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm) Group's #2 (my #3) – 35 pts.; 1, 2, 3, 0 – dark red violet color; ripe plum nose with smoke and charcoal; tasty, ripe but elegant berry, boysenberry palate, with tangy acidity; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.