2009 D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz

Ralph Kyte-Powell
wine
wine 
Variety Shiraz
RRP 68
Food match Herbed roast lamb.

This shiraz seems less woody than past vintages. Syrupy, spicy berry aromas, complex earthiness and balanced oak lead into a seamless, sustained, middleweight palate. Fine-grained ripe tannins give grip and balance. Impressive. (Screw cap; 14.5 per cent alcohol.)

Ageing? Drink over 12 years.