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    d'Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz - McLaren Vale, Australia

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    • JH94
    • ST90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Australian Wine Companion, 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Item no. 96380

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Aromas of dark red fruits, black olive and beef stock open into notes of blueberries and licorice with a savory dried herb edge. The palate shows great balance with blueberry and mulberry fruits, spices and a hint of white pepper on the finish. As always The Footbolt is a very approachable wine in its youth but has the capacity to age for many years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Full-bodied, strongly regional style, but without excess alcohol or any dead fruit; attractive mix of blackberry, dark chocolate and a touch of spicy/toasty oak; ripe tannins.

    94 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    Lastly, the 2006 The Footbolt Shiraz (which contains a bit of Grenache) offers fragrant aromas of wood smoke, game, and blueberry. Layered and balanced, it will evolve for several years and drink well through 2017. The d’Arenberg portfolio is loaded with values. The winery works with over 140 growers to fashion their superb blends. 90+

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Inky ruby. Powerfully scented aromas of high-pitched red berries, cherry and minerals. Deep black raspberry and candied blueberry flavors coat the palate and are given support by fine-grained tannins. Finishes silky, sweet and long, with very good clarity and cut.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

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    AJM (9/27/2010)
    A bit dry -- woodsy after taste. Not a favorite.
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    nk126 (9/28/2010)
    Such lofty scores, such a mediocre wine. I bought a mixed case of highly rated $15 and under wines. This was the one I was most excited about. And this one typifies the disappointment with the entire order :-(
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    OregonWineSnob (9/27/2010)
    A perfect Shiraz, have ordered more to compare with the case of d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz that we have coming with the same order. We really like the $49 free shipping for a year option, it keeps us coming back to wine.com rather than going to Grocery outlet. We have moved up a notch and are getting better , more predictable wines thanks to the ratings and the reviews by customers. Hope this review helps, you will not be disappointed if you like this varietal and also Merlot, very similar, very smooth, and our type of wine. I guess everyone has different palet and ours likes smooth wines that are not acidic or with heavy tannins.
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    Brian C (9/22/2010)
    Okay, I think I have a new favorite - what a yummy shiraz! So, please, please don't buy this - so there will be some left when I order more
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    John Major (9/4/2010)
    reminiscent of the 2003 that I loved. full of flavor, satisfying finish. great example of an aussie shiraz at a fantastic price. drinks like a $25 bottle for $15. a must buy.
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    Bob Corcoran (3/14/2011)
    Very nice smooth Auzzie Shiraz, nice hints of smoke and blueberry - found it locally for $12 - yummy!
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    Steve and Ruthi (9/24/2010)
    This wine was tasty right after opening. Sitting a bit only improved it. I am not much for comparing the taste to other items that I may or may not want to touch with my tounge. My wife and I liked it and I am sure that you will also.
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    Veritas (9/28/2010)
    Excellent Australian Shiraz for the money. Food friendly.
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    Scott Carmichael (9/4/2010)
    A flavorful wine that finishes well. I enjoyed this with some mild cheese.
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    shrages (9/28/2010)
    Dark, brooding, black fruit flavors with an earthy middle and a minerally finish. More French than Aussie, but still with some of that Aussie fruit. A very good wine, and excellent complexity for this price. The screwtop is a bit of a turnoff for me. 90

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