Daily Archives: March 23, 2009

Monday Quick Sip – 2006 d’ Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz


Wine Info –

Grape: 100% Shiraz

Appellation: McLaren Vale

Harvest Date: February 28th to April 16th

Oak Aging: 21 months in new & aged French and American oak barriques

My Tasting Notes –

Nose: Raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, oak, green olive

Taste: Bacon, black currant, touch of cranberry and leather, shitake mushroom

Mouthfeel: big full body, huge leathery tannins

Finish: Long with dark fruit and black pepper

The 2006 d’ Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz  ($60)is still a baby, another 2-3 years and this guy will really open up and smooth out. That being said, it is still drinking well now, just be ready for some mouth grabbing tannins.

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