Wednesday, 15 October 2014

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2010

I must say I was excited when this arrived at the front door, but then again I was a little nervous.

Excited simply because of intrigue and what a new vintage can bring. Nervous because I did not like the 2009. Not at all.

A slosh into the decanter and whiff gave me a sense of renewal. That skip around like a school girl excitement kinda thing.

This is a wine that keeps coming in waves. A veneered effect perhaps. One highlight peels back the next; first savoury then fruit.
The fruit rises up again before a savoury finish.

Expect dark fruits, mulberries, plums, and earthy characters. Well balanced oak adds further appeal whilst dried herbs and some black olive roll out to a peppery spice finish that has superb hang time.

Some guts here with charismatic appeal. Classy stuff.


Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $65
Source: Sample

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