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  • 2017 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale

    En af d'Arenbergs ikonvine og et flagskib for huset. Vinen er kendt for sin enorme frugtintensitet og kompleksitet uden den plumpe overvægter-fornemmelse, man kan være ude for i andre stærke Shirazvine fra Australien. Blåbær, blomme, lakrids, krydderurter, et strejf af jordbund og fornemmelse af knuste sten i eftersmagen. Faste, finkornede tanniner og spillende frugtsyre. Som helt ung er karaffel obligatorisk!

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    Årgang

    2017

    Alc.

    15%

    Område

    McLaren Vale

    Land

    Australien

    Robert Parker 92 / 100
    Real Review 95 / 100
    Decanter 94 / 100
    QWine 90 / 100
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    Produktinformation

    Name
    Value
    VintypeRødvin
    DyrkningsmetodeTraditionel
    LandAustralien
    DistriktMcLaren Vale
    DruesorterSyrah/Shiraz (100%)
    Alkohol %15%
    FyldighedMeget fyldig
    TørhedsgradTør
    LukkemetodeSkruelåg
    Årgang2017
    FlaskestørrelseHelflaske, 0,75 liter
    Varenummer171917
    92 / 100

    Robert Parker

    Locked up tight and ungiving on the nose, d'Arenberg's 2017 The Dead Arm Shiraz is nonetheless formidably dense and concentrated on the palate. Notes of charred wood join plums, raspberries and black olives in this full-bodied effort. With its current surly disposition, it appears to require decanting or several years' sleep in a cool cellar. Giving it air helped bring out purple raspberries and softened the considerable tannins, so I'm optimistic about its future evolution.

    95 / 100

    Real Review

    Deep, dense purple/red colour, with concentrated chocolate and plum aromas and flavours, a fair degree of oak but not overdone, and a trace of reduction on the early nose. Dense, powerful, concentrated but all things in harmony. A biggie but a goodie.

    94 / 100

    Decanter

    A very dry but mild growing season with many cool nights has produced a lifted Shiraz of good intensity and detail. Bright blackberry fruit is riven with red liquorice and fennel seed spice plus dried rose top notes. Plentiful but fine minerally, earthy tannins lend structure and length. For now, wearing its alcohol very well û highly promising. Harvested 6 March to 8 April. Drinking Window 2020 - 2037.

    90 / 100

    QWine

    It's always a pleasure to check out the d'Arenberg Icon wines when they roll through the door. This Dead Arm left me scratching my head a little mind you. I've found the releases since 2012 to be very consistent with 2015 being a stand out for mine. This 2017 is a little off the pace compared to its predecessors. Quite bulky and firm, it soften on the second day of tasting though still lurches forward. A solid frame of dark plums, black fruits and berries with an unmissable licorice presence. A fair smattering of cloves are present, too, but the oak seems quite dominant and forced stealing the limelight. Warming with a lemony type acidity on a long finish, a few years tucked away in a dark place may perhaps change its mood. Drink 2023 to a decade+

    94 / 100

    JamesSuckling

    This is a very composed and nicely layered rendition of this top-end shiraz with aromas of cocoa, dark plums, blackberries, cinnamon, licorice and dark cherries. The palate has a very impressive build of ripe dark-fruit and chocolate flavors. Layered and expansive, it swells impressively through the finish. Smoothly resolved and gently spicy.

    19 / 20

    Oldenburgs Vinguide

    2020

    D'Arenbergs "døde arm", der hentyder til meget gamle, virusbefængte vinstokke med visne grene, er år efter år et af pejlemærkerne for australsk Shiraz. Denne 2017'er, der endnu er så uforskammet ung, skal også nok blive det. Taget på babysengen er den blød, raffineret og ret mild i betragtning af sin ungdom - det er en tæt mundfuld proppet med talent, liv og muligheder. Den har en ødsel smag af solbær, brombær og engelsk lakrids og en lang, delikat finish og eftersmag. Den åbner sig uvilligt og først efter mange timer og kan drikkes nu, men det er synd! Gem den roligt 5-10 år.