d'Arenberg - The Dead Arm Shiraz 2011-12Staggering Concentration
The nose is very aromatic, floral and youthful.
The lavender floral notes along with plum and blackberries, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and hint of five spice.
The opulent palate is rich and dense with staggering concentration. Rhubarb and deep earth add to the complexity.
The chewy tannins are abundant and balanced by the fruit power.
Building through the palate the tannins provide for a long vibrant savoury and spicy finish.
This is the most famous of d'Arenberg's icon wines
The vines are 100+ years old
Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the World. One half, or an arm of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. The grapes on the other side, while very low yielding display amazing intensity