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    d'Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz - McLaren Vale, Australia

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    • JH94
    • W&S91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Australian Wine Companion, 91 Wine & Spirits, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 122168

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The nose initially displays an enticing mix of red and black fruits. Mulberries, ripe raspberries and blackberries are very pure. Complexity is built through the layers of exotic spice that support this fruit. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and anise are all evident. And of course, it wouldn't be The Footbolt with out that generous lick of d'Arenberg earth and game.

    On the palate the wine is rich, concentrated and generous. There is an intrinsic warmth to this wine. The dark plummy fruit , leather and cedar notes are inviting, but it is the soil like tannins with a hint of chewiness that pull it all together for a long, gratifying finish.

    The Footbolt Shiraz has proven to cellar well for at least a decade and the 2010 is certainly no exception. The minimal intervention methods sometimes result in a harmless deposit in or adhering to the bottle. Decanting prior to serving is recommended to get the most enjoyment from this wine.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Medium purple-crimson; a mouthfilling, medium- to full-bodied shiraz, flooded with roughly equal amounts of blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate oak and tannins; the balance is good, as is the outlook for the wine. Neither fined nor filtered.

    94 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    Chester Osborn named this flagship shiraz after the racehorse his great grandfather sold to buy the vineyards that established d’Arenberg—now ranging over 1,200 acres of vines in McLaren Vale. The wine has the gaminess of kangaroo meat, along with plenty of cracked black peppercorn spice and violet florals. Completely wrapped in tannins, this is austere and savory, needing cellar time to mellow. An intense young shiraz and a great buy.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Inky purple. Ripe plum and cherry on the nose, with complicating spice and dark chocolate qualities. Offers an array of dark fruit flavors that show very good depth and a touch of cracked pepper. Soft tannins add grip to a long, smooth finish. Serve this hefty wine with assertively seasoned grilled beef or lamb.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

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    Stainbrook (8/25/2013)
    Loved this wine! Smooth and great tasting! Would definitely recommend!
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    shsutton (8/2/2013)
    Fruity varietally correct shiraz. Nearly 15% Awesome at $20.
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    Kevin McDonagh (6/17/2013)
    Like all their wines
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    CrankinSteve (5/16/2013)
    I am a person that drinks wine because I like it and it is good for my health. I enjoy this one as it tastes great. I am a fan of Syrah in general and this is a very good one with a pleasant aftertaste. So, I would recommend it to anyone who wishes a good and pleasant to drink red.
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    rond (6/6/2013)
    Gets 3 stars because of price
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    del915 (8/31/2014)
    A bit too young causing it to be a bit on the bitter side for my taste.
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    Mobidude (5/10/2013)
    Not sure who JH is but he has an obvious bias towards Aussie Wines. Forget this plonk and get the Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, It's fantastic and an outstanding QPR. Just figured it out JH = Joe Hype
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    JD Bone (5/16/2013)
    I very rarely find an Aussie red that I don't like. But I found one in this. Any of the $7 table wines you can get in the grocery store taste better. Definitely better with food than without, but too much acid in the aftertaste.
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    Steve Davenport (5/16/2013)

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