2009 D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz

Ralph Kyte-Powell
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.