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    d'Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - McLaren Vale, Australia

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    • JH90
    • W&S90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine & Spirits, 90 Australian Wine Companion

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 104575

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2008 Footbolt shows off a brooding nose of dark red cherries, rhubarb and cardamon spices, with underlying earthiness. The generous palate is well-structured, with juicy blood plums and mulberries on the mid palate, rounded out by cinnamon spice from seasoned oak and balanced acidity to keep the ripe fruit in check. Firm, powdery tannins provide a memorable finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A solid vintage of Footbolt, d'Arenberg's bread-and-butter McLaren Vale shiraz, this draws on a deep well of red fruit and ironstone tannins--think cherries, strawberries and crushed black pepper flash-roasted in an iron skillet. This starts off cedary and ends soft and warm, focused on fruit. A versatile red for most any roast or grilled meats.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Deep colour; licorice, bitter chocolate and a distinct aroma of candle wax combine on the bouquet; the palate is rich, warm and inviting, with lavish levels of sweet fruit the central theme of the wine.

    90 Points
    Australian Wine Companion
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    Todd Sonnier (1/2/2011)
    Bought for the holidays and goes with all types of food or alone. d'Arenberg always produces great wines.
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    agolfer2 (9/27/2010)
    i like this but it's not one of my favs. I do enjoy this wineries selection and look for it whenever I'm out and about.
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    Tanis (5/21/2012)
    Need to let this one breathe before enjoying.
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    Robert Duffy (1/28/2011)
    OK, somewhat flat. Not a good value at this price.
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    dsjunkin (4/18/2011)

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