Search
Filters
Close

d'Arenberg-The Dead Arm-Shiraz-2003-750mL

The 2003 season was characterised by a very low winter rainfall which signalled the vine to minimize potential crop load. The ripening period was warm producing a crop load of small berries and very pure, ripe fruit characters. Even with a smaller than normal crop load many batches showed wonderful fruit characters due to an excellent skin to pulp ratios and this is evident in the final wine. This year in particular selected parcels of fruit deemed worthy of the Dead Arm label were down 50% in volume.

 

SKU: 108
Availability: 1 x 6 Bottle Pack(s)
Delivery date: Dispatch within 1-3 day's
Producer: d'Arenberg
Per Bottle Per Case Saving
RRP £6650 £39900
£2300
£13800
65%
Add to cart

Vendor Deal ID 653899 is configured on 19/04/2018 8:06:43 AM

The 2003 season was characterised by a very low winter rainfall which signalled the vine to minimize potential crop load. The ripening period was warm producing a crop load of small berries and very pure, ripe fruit characters. Even with a smaller than normal crop load many batches showed wonderful fruit characters due to an excellent skin to pulp ratios and this is evident in the final wine. This year in particular selected parcels of fruit deemed worthy of the Dead Arm label were down 50% in volume.

 


95/100
The Wine Advocate
One of this estate's flagship wines, the 2003 The Dead Arm Shiraz appears to be better than the 2002. A deeper, richer, fuller-bodied offering that spent time in equal parts French and American oak, it possesses an opaque purple color, great intensity, and a fabulously sweet nose of blackberries, cassis, asphalt, earth, and oak. Powerful, super-concentrated, and obviously fashioned from low yields and old vines, this is a classic McLaren Vale old vine Shiraz.
WA, Robert Parker Jr. Issue: #161



93/100
Wine Companion
Deep colour; typically massively rich and concentrated; black fruits, chocolate, tannins and oak are all fighting each other for top spot. Hopefully, a truce will be declared in 5 or so years.
, James Halliday Issue: Oct 2005



88/100
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium ruby. Ripe plum and mulberry aromas are a bit sullen, requiring aeration to reveal complicating notes of espresso, licorice and tar. Rich and thick, with roasted cherry and dark chocolate flavors; lacks a sense of energy. Dense, ripe and weighty on the finish but seems reluctant to give up much in the way of nuance today.
ST, Josh Raynolds Issue: Aug 1 2005



86/100
Wine Spectator
Firm, with a tannic feel to the green olive and berry flavors. This wine has been veering toward a green, earthy flavor profile in recent years, making it less immediately accessible than earlier vintages.
WS, Harvey Steiman Issue: Sep 30 2005
Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent

The 2003 season was characterised by a very low winter rainfall which signalled the vine to minimize potential crop load. The ripening period was warm producing a crop load of small berries and very pure, ripe fruit characters. Even with a smaller than normal crop load many batches showed wonderful fruit characters due to an excellent skin to pulp ratios and this is evident in the final wine. This year in particular selected parcels of fruit deemed worthy of the Dead Arm label were down 50% in volume.

 

Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz
Brand The Dead Arm
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Fleurieu
Sub Region McLaren Vale
Vintage 2003
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2020
3147
Products specifications
Varietal Shiraz
Brand The Dead Arm
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Fleurieu
Sub Region McLaren Vale
Vintage 2003
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 15%
Drink Until 2020
Customers who bought this item also bought

Start selling on Cellar Link - Marketplace