D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Footbolt 2011

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"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 The Footbolt Shiraz is scented of crushed blackberries and black cherries with...

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This has a nicely complex aroma filled with dark berry and plum fruit accented with nice notes of worn leather, cocoa and toasted baking spice. In ... Read more

Nicely done! Pure dark berry aromas, hints of exotic spices and chewy tannins all add up to a wonderful mouthful of wine. 93pts Read more

[I had the 2005.] One of my consistent favorites, good balance of tartness and spice, worth the higher price compared to the sugary low-end Austral... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Footbolt

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,769
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/20/2011

This has a nicely complex aroma filled with dark berry and plum fruit accented with nice notes of worn leather, cocoa and toasted baking spice. In the mouth there is plenty of rich fruit supported by ripe, firm yet small tannins with a bright vein of acidity perking up the sour plum and berry fruit. The oak is obvious but not intrusive adding a nice vanilla nuance in the palate and some spice tones on the moderately length finish. Not a small wine but well balanced and fresh with a fine, supple texture. 88pts


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Snooth User: egon klimt
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4.50 5
03/03/2014

Nicely done! Pure dark berry aromas, hints of exotic spices and chewy tannins all add up to a wonderful mouthful of wine. 93pts


Snooth User: Nathan P
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/09/2009

[I had the 2005.] One of my consistent favorites, good balance of tartness and spice, worth the higher price compared to the sugary low-end Australian Shiraz out there. Having tried also the d'Arry's Original and Love Grass (which I prefer to this), I always look for the diagonal line in this section of the wine store.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,308
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/15/2011

Spicy with a long finish. Good vino. 89 pts.


Snooth User: icbang
776023254
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/16/2011

Hints of vanilla. Smooth drinking Shiraz


Snooth User: ojespersen
8250569
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/20/2011

Decent drop, moonshadow


Snooth User: joshparent
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/13/2008

Yes... YES!


Snooth User: ff1959
38435128
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/31/2008

The first thing I noticed was the nose from pouring, and the incredibly dark purple color of this wine. And the taste, truly unique, fitting the inspired blend of wines that make up The Laughing Magpie. For me, only the 2003 misses the mark, but other vintages - like this 2005 - are just wonderful.


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External Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Footbolt

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 07/06/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

A savory style, offering floral and mineral overtones to the blackberry and tea leaf flavors, finishing with refined tannins. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

strawberries and crushed black pepper flash-roasted in an iron skillet. This starts off cedary and ends soft and warm


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

d'Arenberg's bread-and-butter McLaren Vale shiraz


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

focused on fruit. A versatile red for most any roast or grilled meats. "\


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

" A solid vintage of Footbolt


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Ratings & Tags for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Footbolt

532927 Snooth User: sanscosm
rated this wine
4.00 5
07/21/2010

637455 Snooth User: keisari
rated this wine
2.00 5
2008 03/27/2011

rated this wine
3.50 5
2008 09/05/2011

rated this wine
3.00 5
2008 03/06/2012

651204 Snooth User: bollike
rated this wine
4.00 5
2008 11/23/2010

45799 Snooth User: Hawk
rated this wine
4.00 5
2005 05/09/2008

rated this wine
5.00 5
2005 01/09/2008

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Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 The Footbolt Shiraz is scented of crushed blackberries and black cherries with hints of anise and mint. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling blackberry and menthol flavors, it has a low to medium level of soft tannins and finishes with good length and harmony, if a bit simply." -Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 The Footbolt Shiraz is scented of crushed blackberries and black cherries with hints of anise and mint. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling blackberry and menthol flavors, it has a low to medium level of soft tannins and finishes with good length and harmony, if a bit simply." -Wine Advocate

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