D’ARENBERG THE FOOTBOLT SHIRAZ 2005

D’arenberg are always known for big bruisers and this one is no exception. In this case they have a pretty good varital Shiraz. Lots of Oak, (almost too much), reasonable pepper on the finish with a medium finish. This is by no means the best Shiraz I’ve ever had but quite good none the less. I won’t be rushing out to grab a wack of these, but then again I don’t tend to store Shiraz’s, they don’t improve, just keep … So why bother. So many wines, so little space to keep em … That’s why if you look at my inventory it’s biased by aging wines! http://jgalea.com/wine.htm

D’ARENBERG THE FOOTBOLT SHIRAZ  2005
McLaren Vale, South Australia  

TASTING NOTE: … The Footbolt shiraz is quite dense and tasty. Good expression on the nose with black cherry, plum, chocolate cream and spicy overtones. A full throttle combo of dark fruit and spice on the palate with enough acidity and balance to keep things moving. Good length. Best 2008-2013. Score – 89. (Jeff Davis, Wine Access ‘First In Line E-Report’, April 12, 2008) 

http://www.lcbo.ca/lcbo-ear/ProductResultsController?ITEM_NUMBER=984021 (XD)            750 mL    $19.95 

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