Deep purple colour. Blackberry, anise, dark chocolate, pepper, spice, tobacco. Plenty of intriguing aromas and flavours. Full bodied in the mouth - it's a powerhouse wine. But the wine lacks some line - there's a tart flavour on the back palate - and it feels like it's drying out a bit - the gritty tannins are really prominent and almost seem to dominate. It's a good wine from a difficult drought vintage, but not a great Dead Arm.
The bouquet is a bit reticent but there are dark fruits and beautiful sweet spices. On the palate good cherries and dark berry juice. Good fresh acidity, bitterness and tannin which is a bit drying in the finish. Still a bit too young. Wait 2 or 3 years. For tonight 90+
This 2007 dead arm shiraz displayed in dark red purple color. It's still very closed when popped and needed plenty of time to open it up.
After about 2 hours decanting, this young baby showed its power. The nose was quite fascinating with blueberries, peppers, hints of flowers, meats, pencil, and a bit oily.
In palate, its not a typical fruit-bomb which normally in Aussie Shiraz, high in complexity rather. Well structured, concentrated, and fairly 'stiff' with some dark chocolate, berries, peppers and some sweet minerals. Fair acidity. Medium finish.
Not a bad shiraz, but still very youthful. Better after 2015.
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