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2006 d'Arenberg Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Dead Arm"

D'Arenberg 2006 Dead Arm Shiraz

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dead Arm"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $65

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 6, 2010

Wine Review: This wine will appeal to readers who enjoy big and extracted Aussie Shiraz. It is not for the faint of heart. This very opaque dark purple colored Shiraz opens with a fragrant blend of oak and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and very rich. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with notes of black currant and mulberry. The finish is dry and its noticeable tannins are long and caressing. This wine would be perfect on a cold winter’s night by the fireplace with slices of sharp cheddar cheese and crackers. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of plum, red cherries and blueberries mingle with white and green pepper against a backdrop of fine oak. The ripe palate leads with dark berries, blood plums and black olives, tight and controlled with edges of dried garden herbs and gritty, mineral tannins.

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