d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2011


SKU 09182


The cool ripening conditions of the 2011 vintage have helped craft a wine that is refined yet structured. The nose is incredibly lifted and fragrant, red fruits and peppery spices feature strongly. As the wine breathes we are struck by a raft of darker and more earthy aromas such as mulberry, black plum, soot and baking spice. The palate is pleasantly bright with lively acidity and elegant fruit weight. A generous dose of mineral fruit tannin ensures the wine is structured and wonderfully long. As this wine ages it will develop more generosity and complexity through the mid palate, but the acid and tannin structure will ensure it stays lively and long.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation McLaren Vale
Brand d'Arenberg
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorDark and spicy, showing blackberry notes at the core, with savory spice and meat accents on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 4,200 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, July 31, 2014
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateDeep 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. Drink it now to 2016.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 2014