Robert Parker : d'Arenberg's flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored,
the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles,
blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully
rendered Shiraz demands a decade of cellaring. It will be superb from 2018 to 2036.James Halliday's Review:
The Dead Arm rarely fails to deliver an uncompromising essay on McLaren fruit;
deeply concentrated with levels of dark chocolate, blackberry, nuances of
florals and a freshness that belies its weight and power. Good value.
Drink by 2030.