d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 75cl
Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side display amazing intensity.
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. Sweet fruit character, plums and mulberries, but not a hint of fatness. Rather the wine is quite compact and focused. A powerful yet refined expression of Shiraz with balance, complexity and persistence.
A spectacular wine to be paired with red meats such as bee roast or a cooked rib-eye.