I first tasted d'Arenberg wines about ten years ago and fell in love instantly. Fast forward a decade, they have an incredible offering of wines and price points for just about every taste bud and pocket book. The Dead Arm Shiraz is wildly popular and this 100% varietal is leaping out of the glass with spices, black fruit, coffee bean and damp earth. This is one of those wines that get better with each sip (if that's possible) and you can't help but to be mesmerized by the deep purple color, so much that you find yourself helplessly swirling this wine throughout the drinking experience. It's enchanting! Ripe, dark berries with hints of farm pasture are on the flavor wheel with this one and there is a definitive, long and welcoming spicy and slightly woody finish that begs for more. There is absolutely no doubt that this wine is going to evolve into a beautiful butterfly and despite the wonderful flavors you experience now, it will be more incredible in 10+ years. By then, it could be considered "the" perfect wine!
McLaren Vale, South Australia
Suggested retail price: $70.00
Drink The Bottles score: 95/100