The Dead Arm Shiraz Magnum


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South Australia
2017 Vintage
V Vegetarian
Vg Vegan

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The heady aroma is both powerful and pretty with notes of fennel, purple flowers and blossom mingling with ripe, varietal purple fruits and black pepper. The oak is hardly evident which allows fruit and soil complexities to emerge with edges of rhubarb and red mulberry and savoury characters of dried herbs, game and spice. The palate opens with anise, black pepper, graphite and restrained dark cherries before it gives way to seductive mulberry, plum, liquorice and spice. It has great power, depth and length with very vibrant, gritty fruit tannins providing immense structure. Notes of anise and spice linger for a long time after the last sip. The Dead Arm 2008 strikes a rare balance of power, complexity and finesse with impressive structure that will reward those with patience to cellar it.

Product Specification

  • Colour
  • Country
  • Region
    South Australia
  • Style
    Medium to Full Bodied
  • Closure
    Screw cap
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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Small batches of grapes are crushed gently and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation.The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French and old American oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, and there is no racking until final blending. The wine does not undertake fining or filtration prior to bottling, which may result in a harmless deposit in or adhering to the bottle.

Our Expert Food Recommendation

Perfect accompaniment to red meat such as beef roast or rib-eye.