The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg

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The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg

GBP 26.0000

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Tasting Note

Dark fruit and savoury characters leap from the glass; liquorice and blackberry, laced with a hint of char. Complexity in the shape of iodine and soil-like notes follow. The wine is powerful and structured. After decanting, the core of sweet black fruits, plums and mulberries permeates through the savoury layers of earth, shiitake mushrooms and cedarwood spice. The wine is quite compact and focused. A powerful yet refined expression of Shiraz with balance, complexity and persistence.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red

  • Chester d'Arenberg Osborn and Jack Walton

  • d'Arenberg Wines

  • Australia

  • McLaren Vale

  • Shiraz

  • 2013

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75

  • Screwcap

  • 14.5%

Winemaking

Walking the old Shiraz vineyards and tasting grapes, Chester Osborn classifies and determines the ideal picking time for each individual vineyard. Small batches are crushed in the Demoisy open-mouthed, rubber toothed crusher and then trans-ferred to five-tonne headed-down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending.
Foot treading is undertaken on most parcels two thirds of the way through fermentation. When tannin extraction is just right the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French and old American oak barriques to complete primary and secondary fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees to keep the wine fresh while also reducing the oak influence. There is no racking until final blending. Chester undertakes an extensive barrel tasting process to determine the final blend. The Dead Arm does not undertake fining or filtration prior to bottling which may result in a harmless deposit in or adhering to the bottle.

Food Recomendation

Go all out with a melt-in-the-mouth slow-braised shin of beef in a rich red wine sauce.

Press

  • Outstanding. Old vines with 'dead arm' that slowly kills vine wood (curbing yields) provide huge concentration, intense savoury elegance with pronounced inky floral character. Very translucent expression. 94/100 - one of 18 wines selected as Australia's finest bottles.

    • Decanter Magazine December 2016
    • Sarah Ahmed

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Delivery costs £7.50 per address on orders less than £100 per UK mainland address

Special Delivery Options

The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands parcel delivery: £15.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 irrespective of quantity
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles

Click & Collect

Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.