d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2014


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McLaren Vale through and through! Here is the epitome of great Shiraz from our world renowned region. This is a wine that seduces. The nose is loaded with black pepper and baking spices. Liquorice and aniseed aromas are lifted by bucketloads of red and black plummy berry fruit. It's not just fruit and spice on the nose here though. This is a complex wine showing fresh mushroom and forest floor characters with subtle hints of aged oak and scented glimpses of seasoned leather and pipe tobacco. The seduction continues on the palate with a foreboding rush of dark fruit, blood orange, charcuterie, and peaty earth. All wrapped around a robust concentrated core of chewy, round tannin. This vibrant tannin line carries through to a long, spicy, mineral finish. A wine any lover of Shiraz will happily be seduced by.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation McLaren Vale
Brand d'Arenberg
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorThe dusty berry flavors are firm, with fresh loamy earth, tobacco and black tea details that linger on the finish. Offers appealing focus and a minerally side. Drink now through 2027. 4,200 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, July 31, 2017