It had been a long wait, but very much worth it. 2007 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz definitely lived up to the rumours. Deep, dark red-purple colour. Plenty of dark chocolate, liquorice and blackberry fruits ending with rather balanced tannins.
When I started my love affair with wine (i.e. tasting, learning and collecting) I got the advice to buy fine NV champagne and store them for a couple of more years before popping the cork. An excellent advice which has given my wonderful moments drinking superb champagne.
This particular bottle had a lively frothy bead with white cherries, apricots and some minerals ending with a both spicy and fresh finish.