Wine d'Arenberg, "The Dead Arm", 2008
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The wine is dark purple.
Taste wine opens with notes of anise, black pepper, graphite, dark cherries, which give way to shades of mulberry, plum, licorice and spices. Taste wine has great strength, depth and a long finish with notes of oak, anise and spices.
Heady, powerful aroma of the wine is filled with hints of fennel, violets, dark fruit and black pepper and a touch of oak, rhubarb, red mulberry, dried herbs and spices.
Great wine with grilled or braised meat with vegetables, potatoes and mushrooms, steak, venison fragrant, delicious cheeses. This legendary wine is excellent and of itself.
"Dead hand" ("The Dead Arm") is called sick vine fungal attack Eutipa Lata. Part of the vines slowly turning into dead wood. One side of the plant can be lifeless and very fragile, but on the healthy side grapes obtained sverharomatnym and highly concentrated. Usually vineyards with symptoms of "dead hand" cut down, but the winemakers' d'Arenberg "is produced with such a small crop of vines for wine production, with exceptional qualities.
Luxury Wine "The Dead Arm", aged for 22 months in new and old barrels of French and American oak, has an elegant taste with a great structure and a complex flavor with an abundance of fruit shades. In his youth, "Dead Hand" has a fairly low-key style. But after five years in the bottle, it will begin to develop and demonstrate a more fruity notes and a fragrant bouquet appearing skin tones, tobacco, earth, chocolate and spices. Due to the excellent balance, if kept in the wine can develop within 20 years.
History "d'Arenberg" - one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale - began in 1912 when Joseph Osborn purchased 25 hectares of vineyards in the hills north of Bellevue. Son of Joseph - Francis, increased the area to 78 hectares of vineyards and, before the end of construction in 1928, private wineries, harvest sold to local winemakers, and later established his own production of dry red and fortified wines.
His son - Francis d'Arenberg Osborne, known as d'Arrest, 16 years after leaving school in 1943, joined his father, and in 1957 completely took over the management of a winery. In 1959, he launches under its own brand "d'Arenberg", named after his mother - Frances Helena d'Arenberg. Wine immediately received cult status from connoisseurs, critics and judges. In 2004, Francis d'Arenberg Osborn was awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to the wine industry in the region McLaren Vale. Francis is very proud of its achievements in the creation of great wines, commonly known as "red band" because of the distinctive red diagonal stripes, which adorns the labels of wines "d'Arenberg".
The representative of the fourth generation - Chester d'Arenberg, after graduating from college Rouzvort and gain practical experience in a number of Australian and European wine regions, took the reins "d'Arenberg" as chief winemaker in 1984. He immediately began to return to the traditional practice of family vineyards growing grapes: at minimum cost and without artificial pollination, irrigation to the extent possible, with very low yields. Winemaking processes of the past have been preserved, unique wines are made in small batches and perfectly convey the nature of class and a true taste of the region's wines Valley McLaren.
"Chester Osborn, as the creator of the wide range of wines, other than impeccable quality, almost deserves credit for what he has managed to create in this price range. If you are a fan of Australian wines, wines D'Arenberg - this is exactly what we should endeavor, since that can offer you Osbournes has a broad mind and the same character. In short, praise, which the owner of the winery and winemaker Chester Osborn receives not only from the magazine The Wine Advocate, but in reality, and from all over the world completely deserved "- Robert Parker," The Wine Advocate ", August 2003.