They say lightning never strikes twice but these 2013 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz tasting notes follow similar notes from two weeks ago.

In episode 181, guest, Jim Manning, provided a Dead Arm as our SA Drink Of The Week to complement our discussion about death and ageing.

This week, in episode 183 of The Adelaide Show Podcast, guest, Dr Bill Griggs, provided a Dead Arm because it can refer to the loss of circulation and feeling in one’s arm if you fall asleep in a chair with a glass in hand.

2013 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz again

The first thing Steve noted about the wine this week was how it settled gently onto the palate, like a soft landing in a Medivac helicopter. Even though Dr Bill Griggs said there aren’t many soft landings in emergencies, he conceded the point.

In a sign of great consistency, the panel found themselves making similar comments to those shared in the recent review of this wine, the 2013 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz tasting notes from episode 181.

Steve did, however, allude to the tannins in a new way, likening the way they dry the palate to the way the draft from a helicopter would blow away dust from a landing pad.

Listen to this very different tasting of the SA Drink Of The Week. It starts about three minutes in: