2002 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz (93pts RP, 91+ pts ST)- NO RESERVE

Winning Bid: £20.00

Single 75cl bottle from an OC.

Wine Offer Status: Duty Paid, no VAT payable

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No reserve on this auction.

Over 400 notes on Cellartracker with an average rating of 91.4pts.

A few recent notes:

1/13/2019 – sung251 Likes this wine: 92 Points

Precise, squeaky clean, lots of dried dark fruits but not one dimensional. Notes of spices, mint, peppers. The wine was complex while remaining unmistakably Australian Shiraz. In a very good place to drink today. Should have no problem plateauing for 5 more years but why wait?

12/15/2018 – crazywineguy wrote: 94 Points

Tasted blind. Served with roast lamb rack. From the decanter smelled like a huge south australian shiraz full bodied wine. Rim suggested 15 years old, give or take.
Really big wine with concentrated fruit. Richness chocolaty consisted with Mclaren Vale origin. Got to love this and it married so well with the meat dish.
Has years to go but won’t really improve I don’t think. Kudos to you if you have a case in the cellar.

7/27/2018 – Mr.Overhill Likes this wine: 93 Points

Surprisingly bright, open and nicely structured at 16 years. Last of the bottles for my allotment – and possibly the best to date. The acidity is really helping this former fruit monster glide along into a wonderful mid life transformation to a lithe and almost lean (well, in the Aussie shiraz context that is) animal. I’m tempted to go higher in my rating but to do so I would need to find a genie in the bottle on the finish and depth, which considering how nicely this wine has come along, might still be in the making. For now it’s got a great dark cherry and slight tobacco profile, with some interesting bitter chocolate mouthfeel. Compared to other top of the line bottlings from this wineries peers, this to me is still one of the great values coming out of SE Oz and the McLaren Vale in particular. It’s got at least another 15-20 years of good living in its stuffing!

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: The Wine Cru

Date Bid User Auto
2019-04-16 13:04:11£20.00The Wine Cru
2019-04-16 13:04:11£18.47BKKR Auto
2019-04-14 15:50:34£17.00BKKR Auto
2019-04-14 15:50:33£14.00rread
2019-04-10 19:06:27£11.00BKKR Auto
2019-04-10 19:06:27£8.00fructose
2019-04-09 19:30:48£5.00BKKR
2019-04-08 22:27Auction started

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