d'Arenberg 'The Dead Arm' Shiraz 2000 (2 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.5 Star prov

Head Red GSM 2015

Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata which randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often vines affected are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity.

Although our Dead Arm affected Shiraz blocks are considered by the local grapegrowers and winemakers as having 'one foot in the grave' these truncated, gap toothed old vines have been producing small bunches of highly flavoured grapes since the late 19th Century.

d'Arenberg 'The Dead Arm' Shiraz 2000 (2 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.5 Star prov

Lot No: 0010-2474945

Head Red GSM 2015 Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata which randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often vines affected are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity.Although our Dead Arm affected Shiraz blocks are considered by the local grapegrowers and winemakers as having 'one foot in the grave' these truncated, gap toothed old vines have been producing small bunches of highly flavoured grapes since the late 19th Century. (262125-61)

$57
per Bottle

$114
per package

Overview

Head Red GSM 2015

Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata which randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often vines affected are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity.

Although our Dead Arm affected Shiraz blocks are considered by the local grapegrowers and winemakers as having 'one foot in the grave' these truncated, gap toothed old vines have been producing small bunches of highly flavoured grapes since the late 19th Century.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

'Medium to full red-purple; masses of dark plum, prune and licorice fruit on the bouquet, then a palate flooded with the same fruit characters plus a generous dash of bitter chocolate; lots of tannin and extract; needs a decade. Drink to 2016.' Rating 94 - James Halliday - Review published on 20 Jul 2011

'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, and melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, and no hard edges, it is still young and primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, and last for two decades or more.

Chester Osborn, the remarkable person behind this enormous array of both impeccably high quality and value-priced wines, deserves considerable accolades for what he is able to achieve at all price ranges. If you love Australian wines, d’Arenberg is a winery to seek out as these offerings all possess abundant soul as well as character. In short, the accolades that proprietor/winemaker Chester Osborn receives not only from The Wine Advocate, but virtually everybody in the wine world, are all well deserved.' Rating 94 - Robert Parker - Review published Aug 2003

Medals & Trophies

Gold - Perth Royal Wine Show 2002

Gold - Adelaide Royal Wine Show 2002

Gold - McLaren Vale Wineshow 2002

Gold - Perth Royal Wine Show 2002