D'arenberg; The Footbalt 2003 Wine Review

D'arenberg; The Footbalt 2003
D'arenberg; The Footbalt 2003
McLaren Vale, Australia
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Price: $25.00
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2008-2010
Wine Type: Red Wine

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winemaker's notes:
The Footbolt Shiraz palate is consistently well structured as a young wine, with terrific fruit and oak tannin providing great texture to support plum, blackcurrant and rolling blackberry flavors especially on the mid-palate. Often dark chocolate characters are quite evident too. This is followed by a traditional, long, velvety, fine-grained tannin finish.

On the tongue, The Footbolt Shiraz maintains a wonderfully textured palate with significant bottle age. Gentle, grainy black olive flavors balance the sweeter coffee, chocolate and occasional mint characters. Malty, earthy and distinctly savory characters on the rich middle palate dominate against soft tannin and piquant acidity.

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