d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2014

Price hasn’t changed from the 2013 release. New and used French and American oak for 18 months.

d’Arenberg, The Footbolt Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2014

The Footbolt Shiraz

Good smells: heady and lovely mineral tang to warm plum slices, dried herbs, violets, fennel bulb and a rich oak signature. Densely darkly fruited palate with a good bluestone, tarry grip and lingering plums and violets . Cruises along in 4th gear with ease finishing with firm, flinty tannins. Plenty to like and too easy to share the bottle with a big charry plate of lamb forequarter chops.

RRP: $18

Alc: 14.6%

Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg

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