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D’Arenberg

Located in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, d’Arenberg is a winery that produces over 60 quirky, uniquely-named wines. The Dead Arm is the name of their flagship wine made from Shiraz, but their vineyards are additionally planted with Grenache, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Marsanne. Because d’Arenberg obtains fruit from numerous vineyards, their portfolio is wonderfully diverse. From the warm and dry Mediterranean climate in McLaren Vale to the cool winds of the Sellick Hills, the biodynamic and organically certified winery is known for several different styles of wine.

D’Arenberg was established in 1912 by Joseph Osborn and his son, Frank, who joined him on the vineyards for nine years before his father died in 1921. Fast forward twenty years to 1943 when Frank’s son, d’Arry, was forced to leave school at the age of 16 to help his father run the business due to his father falling ill. D’Arry’s son, Chester, joined the family business in 1984 as Chief Winemaker and has been producing distinct wines with traditional methods ever since.

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2003
8 In Stock
375ml
WA95
JH93
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Tasting Notes

WA95
One of this estate’s flagship wines, the 2003 The Dead Arm Shiraz appears to be better than the 2002. A deeper, richer, fuller-bodied offering that spent time in equal parts French and American oak, it possesses an opaque purple color, great intensity, and a fabulously sweet nose of blackberries, cassis, asphalt, earth, and oak. Powerful, super-concentrated, and obviously fashioned from low yields and old vines, this is a classic McLaren Vale old vine Shiraz that should age nicely for 15+ years.

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