d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2009
I though I would give this a day open before tasting it and when I finally put my nose into the large Waterford glasses the aromas hit me straight away. They were smokey, meaty and earthy but with forceful notes of melted licorice, marshmellows, chocolate coated plums and raspberries. The oak already seems to be in the background with the balance quite stunning. I'm not sure if the flavour are so open and upfront that I don't really notice the structure but I'm sure it is underneath. Now here is why I think it won't go for 20 or 30 years. The acidity level is not as prominant as I would like but I guess for an 09 this is brilliant!
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