2015 D'Arenberg Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz

2015 D'Arenberg Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz

96 Points James Halliday
2015 D'Arenberg Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz
96 Points James Halliday

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From one of McLaren Vale’s most renowned wineries, the name of this top red refers to a vine affliction that reduces crops and concentrates flavour. It's a powerful Shiraz, but like all d'Arenburg wines it is not fruit-driven but balanced with a sinewy, spicy structure and huge savoury depth. Will cellar, but with a few years on the clock it is decanting nicely now.

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Elsewhere up to $68.99 Save $14 $54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Chester d’Arenberg Osborn continues his family estates traditional, hand-crafted wines - established by his great-grandfather Joseph Osborn in 1912 - in this classic estate in the McLaren Vale. His grape growing practices include minimal inputs and no fertilisation, cultivation and irrigation wherever possible, therefore achieving natural soil flavours with very low yields. The winemaking processes of the past have been maintained, capturing the unique small-batch character of the wines and the true flavour of the McLaren Vale region. All grapes, red and white, are basket-pressed. The reds are still traditionally fermented with the grape skins (caps) submerged in open wax-lined concrete fermenters utilising the age-old technique of foot-treading.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday

"This is a particularly good Dead Arm, its alcohol miraculously the same as the '14, but however that may be, it has an elegance to its mouthfeel and lingering finish." Drink by 2045

96/100 Parkers Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinsk

"Black cherries and black olives mark the nose of the 2015 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg's flagship bottling. It's a blend of older and younger vines from different sites, depending on what the fruit has to offer. Full-bodied, concentrated and firmly structured, it's nevertheless velvety on the long finish, picking up hints of licorice and tarragon. It should be approachable sooner than The Coppermine Road Cabernet, but it still deserves a couple of years in the cellar."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    South Australia

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2045

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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