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    d'Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz - McLaren Vale, Australia


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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Australian Wine Companion, 89 The Wine Advocate, 89 International Wine Cellar

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Item no. 93136

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Joseph Rowe Osborn was one of the most successful racehorse owners in South Australia in the early 1900s. When his colt, a chestnut named "Footbolt," delivered a winning streak of six races, Joseph was able to purchase the first of the d'Arenberg vineyards and establish what are now the oldest vineyards in McLaren Vale. It is fitting, therefore, that this wine bears the great racing horse's name.

    The 2005 Footbolt Shiraz exhibits aromas of satsuma plums, cherries and cranberries with dried floral herbs, spice and dark chocolate. The expressive palate delivers luscious red fruit, plums and blueberries with licorice and spice among cedar oak and savory tannins.

    This wine is approachable now and will gain considerable complexity with age.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2005 The Footbolt Shiraz was aged for 12-18 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. Purple-colored, it exhibits an aromatic array of fresh herbs, plum, cranberry, and black cherry. Medium-to full-bodied, on the palate spicy blueberry and licorice notes emerge. The wine has very good depth and concentration, ripe tannin, and a medium-long finish. It will evolve for 2-3 years and drink well through 2015.

    89 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright purple. Impressively perfumed aromas of powerful dark berries and musky herbs. Fresh, spicy blackberry and cassis flavors are enlivened by tangy minerals and sweetened by a suggestion of floral pastille. Takes a slightly bitter turn on the chewy finish, leaving an impression of licorice. Serve this with something smoky.

    89 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

    Jay Shaffer (6/9/2011)
    This has to be one of my favotire d'Arengerg wines at this price
    henry sotomayor (8/11/2011)

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