d'Arenberg The Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001

9.342 ratings on Delectable

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George Chen Delectable Pro

Close to dead...few heartbeats left!

Close to dead...few heartbeats left!

7.9

George Chen Delectable Pro

This 2001 opened to ripe almost port like nose and I thought surely done. But the raisiny front edge turned into a bready cake fruitcake which was fun but soon was turned into over the hill flat wine. This back label was the longest descriptor ever at like more than 1000 words. Drink this robust wine young as the alcohol and fruit was meant for early drinking and not aging. Pirepalo MW thinks different. Maybe I had a bad bottle which happens a lot more than anyone thinks.

This 2001 opened to ripe almost port like nose and I thought surely done. But the raisiny front edge turned into a bready cake fruitcake which was fun but soon was turned into over the hill flat wine. This back label was the longest descriptor ever at like more than 1000 words. Drink this robust wine young as the alcohol and fruit was meant for early drinking and not aging. Pirepalo MW thinks different. Maybe I had a bad bottle which happens a lot more than anyone thinks.

8.7

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

Great, excellent, perfect value. A must have.

Great, excellent, perfect value. A must have.

9.6

George Chen Delectable Pro

Pleasant surprise found out of my cellar as I dreaded drinking a dark fruit Hugh alcohol bomb for a long time but this 2001 was really plush, balanced and still good acid and softer tannins. Lots of dark berry fruit, anise, spicy, cocoa, but still heady drink!

Pleasant surprise found out of my cellar as I dreaded drinking a dark fruit Hugh alcohol bomb for a long time but this 2001 was really plush, balanced and still good acid and softer tannins. Lots of dark berry fruit, anise, spicy, cocoa, but still heady drink!

8.9

Daniel McCullough Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Oenotri

So tasty but a touch disjointed. Delicious characteristics are all there but they showed up by themselves. Could've used a bit more continuity.

So tasty but a touch disjointed. Delicious characteristics are all there but they showed up by themselves. Could've used a bit more continuity.

9.0

Gretchen Pen Delectable Pro

Great wine! Still super fresh at 13 years old. Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, leather, eucalyptus, date, the list goes on and on... Very enjoyable

Great wine! Still super fresh at 13 years old. Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, leather, eucalyptus, date, the list goes on and on... Very enjoyable

9.5

Austin Beeman Delectable Pro

Licorice black cherry. Slightly alcoholic. Dark inky. Little reductive. Slightly vegetal. $79.99

Licorice black cherry. Slightly alcoholic. Dark inky. Little reductive. Slightly vegetal. $79.99

8.7

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

The best Shiraz I have ever had. WS 98! So balanced. Magnificent magnum party was fantastic.

The best Shiraz I have ever had. WS 98! So balanced. Magnificent magnum party was fantastic.

10

Wil Demandt

Perfect condition. Great great bottle

Perfect condition. Great great bottle

9.7

Arnold Messer

This is so good. The best vintage for Dead Arm this century. Sweet tannins, berry almost cherry a little pepper in the finish with great acidity for balance. Even better out of the magnum bottle.

This is so good. The best vintage for Dead Arm this century. Sweet tannins, berry almost cherry a little pepper in the finish with great acidity for balance. Even better out of the magnum bottle.

9.8

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