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 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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d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Compris... Read more
d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Comprising of the Dead Arm, the Coppermine Road and the Ironstone Pressings, this range represents the pinnacle of d’Arenberg’s efforts. Century old, low-yielding vines produce intensely flavored fruit which is traditionally vinified and undergoes rigorous barrel-selection prior to classification. Chester's Champions The Lucky Lizard, The Twentyeight Road, The Last Ditch, The Money Spider, The Feral Fox, The Sticks & Stones, The Derelict Vineyard, The Cadenzia, The Galvo Garage, The Laughing Magpie Since the early 1900’s, d’Arenberg has pioneered innovative wine styles and varietal plantings. Chester’s Champions represent d’Arenberg’s most exciting new ventures, offering an eclectic alternative to the known and loved bastions of the portfolio. The Classic Red Stripes The Dry Dam, The Broken Fishplate, The Olive Grove, The Hermit Crab, The Custodian, The High Trellis, d’Arrys Original, The Love Grass, The Footbolt. The Classic Red Stripes represent the backbone of the d’Arenberg range. Considered the epitome of d’Arenberg’s style, they are a reflection of skillful winemaking and unique terroir – regionally expressive, fruit-forward and approachable. The Stump Jumps Stump Jump White, Stump Jump Red, Stump Jump Shiraz Named after an important South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough, these wines are typically light- or un-oaked, offering a fresh, approachable view of McLaren Vale’s premium varietals. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Footbolt

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,954
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: sanscosm
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4.00 5
07/21/2010

Four glasses


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
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/15/2011

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


Snooth User: icbang
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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: keisari
637455182
2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2011

Two glasses


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External Reviews for D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Footbolt

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
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
Vintage: 2008 06/18/2010

Rich, full-flavored Shiraz sourced from late-19th-century vines in the heart of South Australia's McLaren Vale. Marvelous texture with plum, blackcurrant, and blueberry flavors paving the way to a long, rewarding finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/22/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

this draws on a deep well of red fruit and ironstone tannins--think cherries


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/15/2011

" A solid vintage of Footbolt


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"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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