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D'ARENBERG WINES

The Dead Arm Shiraz McLaren Vale 1500ml 2004

South Australia
Size: Large Format

Large scale Shiraz best enjoyed in Magnum

$880

Tasting Notes

"The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice. This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001. " Wine Advocate 95pts
WA
95
Country
Australia
Style
Red
Grape
Shiraz
Region
South Australia
Vintage
2004
Appellation
McLaren Vale
Producer
D'ARENBERG WINES
bottle size
Large Format
Classification
Outstanding
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D'ARENBERG WINES
In 1912 Joseph Osborn – a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons (Hardy’s is now a part of Constellation brands) – purchased some well-established vineyards planted in the previous century. Cellars were built in 1928 and the wine sold throughout the Empire. In the late 1950s D’Arry Osborn assumed control of the winery. His tremendous flair and focus on quality brought considerable fame to the d’Arenberg winery. D’Arry later won the Jimmy Watson Trophy – this helped d’Arenberg become an important wine producer one of the first cult wines in the Australian market. His son Chester Osborn, a Roseworthy trained winemaker, took over the reigns in 1984.Since then, D’Arenberg has a lovely reputation for imagination, eccentricity, hard work and highly focused wine marketing. However, traditional and proven methods of sustainable viticulture are preferred. Cover crops, minimal or no irrigation and low input philosophies are employed to achieve natural vine balance and well concentrated flavourful fruit. You only have to see the vineyards to understand how these philosophies impact on the excellent physical condition of the vines. The wines are all gently pressed through the 1860 Coq and 1940 Bromley & Tregoning basket presses. At almost every price point it delivers something different or interesting.
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