d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2018
d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2018 is a stunning red blend crafted with premium fruit from over a century of d’Arenberg's top vineyards. Rich balsamic glazed beets, roasted meats and jus add layers of complex flavour and aroma. Slaty, persistent, mineral-like tannins provide a generous framework for long-term cellaring. Considered one of the top Shiraz in Australia, this collectible wine is sure to please.
Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often affected vines are severely pruned or replanted. 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, while low yielding, display amazing intensity.