We cracked this one as part of our New Years eve celebration. The wine is dark in color with lots of lovely dark berries coming through on the nose. On the mid pallet this is a smooth well made, refined shiraz, more in the style of a Syrah. On the finish the wine is medium in length with soft gentle tannins, some chocoloate and almost no pepper. It is a well made wine with oak and alcohol well under control. I would give it an 89-90. Very nice!
From the LCBO web site:
D’ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2007 VINTAGES 981183 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 49.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: D’Arenberg Wines
Release Date: Nov 27, 2010
D’Arenberg’s flagship is the 2007 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose gives up aromas of meat, game, truffles, chocolate, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully rendered Shiraz demands 5-7 years of cellaring. It will be at its best from 2015 to 2027. Score – 92. (Jay Miller, www.erobertparker.com, Dec. 2009)