d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2015

The Dead Arm continues to maintain its spot near the top of the tree for McLaren Vale shiraz and its price remains very fair at $70.  The newly released 2015 vintage of the Dead Arm is deeply coloured in the glass, and opens to aromas of plums and spices.  The palate is full bodied, rich yet restrained with long length and mid weight tannins and a certain freshness and lightness of touch in context of course.  This is a Dead Arm that can be approached now in its youth, but will certainly benefit from a decade or more in the cellar.  Rating: Outstanding. Abv: 14.4%. Price: $70. Source: Sample.

Published by Sean Mitchell

Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine journal. Written since 2009, it is authored by Sean Mitchell Dip WSET. On matters of wine, Sean is a current Master of Wine student, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma holder, a certified WSET educator, a past WSET scholarship winner and has written for various other wine related publications.

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