dArenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2005
$13999each
$1679DOZEN
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $139.99
$1679.00
Currently out of stock
One of Australia's most celebrated reds, renowned globally as much for the struggle of the diseased vines to produce the vigorous berries, as for it's spellbinding palate, and peculiar name. An excellent vintage that ripened without interruptions.
Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata. One half of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood, it may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side display amazing intensity. Vintage 2005 ripened without interruptions, the resulting wine is very tight, with very good red fruit fragrance and lovely acidity. After grape crushing, the seeds and skins are permanently submerged beneath the free run juice, the must receives no plunging or pumping over during fermentation. Maturation for twenty one months in new and aged French and American oak barriques, only the best barrels are selected to become The Dead Arm Shiraz. Alcohol 14.5%
TASTING NOTES
Vanilla mocha oak smells and attacking blackberry, cassis characters are also evident on the palate. Full, intense sweet, cedary middle palate flavours have a distinctly silky, svelte texture deceptively disguises the rich powerful cassis and toffee-mocha flavours. Restrained tannin and acidity coupled with rich alcohol, produce a seamless, peppery, velvety rolling length, the accent is on powerful full-bodied berry fruit flavour, with a little sweet English toffee- like oak evident on the juicy, rolling finish. Mushrooms, malt and earth aromas play a part on the long, elegant fleshy, chocolate mint flavours, after time, Dead Arm gains a biscuity, cinnamon, caramel and eucalyptus based bouquet on top of rich blackberry pie smells.
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In 1912 Joseph Osborn, a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. Joseph’s son Francis Ernest (‘Frank’) Osborn left medical school, choosing to forsake the scalpel for pruning shears. He soon increased the size of the vineyard to 78 hectares. Fruit was sold to local wineries until the construction of his own cellars was completed in 1928. Dry red table and fortified wines were produced in ever increasing quantities to supply the expanding markets of Europe. dArenberg»