Winery Region:McLaren Vale
Wine Name:The Dead Arm
Robert Parker Rating:94
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RP 94 points: This estate’s most renowned offering is their old vine (90+ years) Shiraz called The Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 2000 The Dead Arm Shiraz is one of South Australia’s finest wines of the vintage. A perfume of grilled steak intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, earth, pepper, & melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, & no hard edges, it is still young & primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, & last for two decades or more.
94 points. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) August 2003 by Robert Parker
Avid 17-Dec-2010 21:20
This is a delicious, superbly balanced wine. Floral and spicy nose. Tastes of blueberries, raspberries, plums, black pepper, spices, raisins. Has a touch of concentrated sweetness that comes and goes, not present in every sip, but by mid-way through the bottle I was longing for it. Full bodied yet smooth, great structure, tannins have softened and are in perfect balance with the acid, leading to a nice long finish. Frankly that all sounds a bit clinical. What is important with this wine is how it all comes together as a delicious whole, how good it tastes (fantastic), and how good it makes you feel (on top of the world). Highly recommended.