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Sunday, 24 January 2016

d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2011

Much has been written about the vintage of 2011, sufficient for me to not have to labour the point here. That said, it's always of interest to taste the premium releases from, what was, a difficult vintage for many.

Dark, brooding, earthen, gamey, meaty. Solid

Lithe palate, somewhat at odds to the aromatic intro. Chalky tannin, acid reasonably pitched against dark fruit. 

Decent length. Holds the line. 90 

Tasted on: Tuesday 29th December, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $65
Alcohol: 14.3%
Closure: Screwcap

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