Wednesday, 15 October 2014
d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2010
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
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