Red

2000 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • McLaren Vale
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • Jason Wu Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 18, 2019 - Appearance: Deep Garnet
    Nose: Medium+ Intensity, blackberry, black plum, jemminess, almond, savoury, soy source, leather, toast, tobacco, liquorice, mushroom, black pepper, clove, wet leaves, meaty, coffee. Fully developed.
    Palate: dry, medium+Acidity, medium+tannin, fine grained, high alcohol, full body, medium+ flavour intensity, medium + finish.
    Overall very good. Drink now, but has potential for ageging.

  • Jason Wu wrote: flawed

    October 6, 2019 - It's corked...I heard that Dead Arm has got bottle variance. Last bottle was absolutely fine, but this one is tainted. Indeed, TCA seems to be an issue that haunted this wine for long. Have one more bottle, fingers crossed!

  • Jason Wu Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 17, 2019 - Garnet in colour with dark core and onion skin colour edge. The cork is a bit challenging to handle...
    On the nose, beautiful dark plum, blackcurrent and violet. It presents roasted almond, black olive and a bit minty aroma, then evolve to chocolate, licorice, soy & meaty savoury notes with just a little mineral and earthy mushroom at the back of the nose.
    On the palate, it confirms the vibrant fruits on the nose. Fleshy flavour and dark chocolate then pop up and linger. Medium+ body, medium+ acidity. The tannin is super fine but present to give a great backbone in the mouth. Very long finish.
    Overall, this wine is still very vibrant and energetic comparing to other 20yrs Shiraz I have tried recently. I feel it still has at least 3-5 years ahead. Will lay down the other 2 bottles in the fridge and check in another 1-2 years.

  • Rangeldoug Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 15, 2019 - Destroyed cork trying to open this old girl. Thought I had cheesecloth for such disasters but apparently I ran out somewhere along the way. Option 1 drink a perfectly good wine with a bunch of crap in it OR Option 2 kitchen strainer and some bounty paper towels. What the hell, I wasn’t going to throw this away. The nose was too beautiful and the wine clearly had some life left in it. Once in the glass - deep plum colored center, definitely some heavy bricking around the edges. Nose was heavy blackberry, dusty, earthy notes as well. Mouthfeel was surprisingly well structured and still had enough backbone to make this a very enjoyable wine. Thankfully the emergency strainer didn’t f it up.

  • Yagil wrote: 92 points

    June 4, 2018 - Celebrating Etti Edri-Maimoni new job within Carmel (at Haim Straze): clear, deep purple
    clean, profound dark fruits aromas with present spicy notes
    dry, high tannins, high acidity, full body, rich dark fruits spicy flavours, good balance, structured, complexed, long spicy finish

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    10/16/2002 (link)

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  • By Jeremy Oliver
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link) 17.5+ points

    (D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz (McLaren Vale)) The D'Arenberg wines - mainly Dead Arm but also Coppermine Road - haven't really performed well in my ten year on tastings. The 1999 showed quite well, but not the 1998 nor the 1997. Thankfully this wine perhaps shows just why Dead Arm is so popular. A dark hue, with early maturity, and a delightful nose in the same vein. There are aromas of sweet roasted blackberry and cherry fruits, perfumed with melted tar, mint, dark chocolate and eucalyptus. I expected the palate to be overly sweet and blowsy, but in fact it has a really good definition and clean lines, rich but not fat. You can sense the extract, the solid substance at the core of the wine, the roasted-meaty fruit and the liquorice and tar. Good acidity, rather firmly expressed along with a little heat reflecting the wine's 14.5% on the finish, but otherwise this is a really good glass of wine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/25/2008 (link) 94 points

    (d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm) Group's #5 (my #2) – 40 pts.; 1, 1, 1, 1 – dark red violet color; charcoal, black fruit and VA nose, that changes to a ripe cherry and chocolate nose; blackberry, blueberry, black fruit and charcoal palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer d'Arenberg
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation The Dead Arm
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation McLaren Vale
  • UPC Code 767749002060

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,500 (62%)
  • Consumed 916 (38%)

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