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Tuesday 28 May 2013

d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2009

Black fruit, hint of tapenade, touch of licorice - in short a dark brooding, sullen wine.

Smooth on entry, a little short; pastille like fruit presence, but somewhat lacking in firmness and fullness. Feels a little dried out, heat makes itself known.

Finishes with drying and mouth-coating tannin and concludes with moderate length. I think on this occasion it doesn't wear its icon status sash too comfortably. 89 - Good
Tasted on: Wednesday 8th May, a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $70
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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