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d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2005 Wine Review

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2005

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2005

Mclaren Vale, Australia

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Price: $21.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: d'Arenberg

Product: 984021

Product: 506931

Product: 10959717

Product: 600381

Natalie's Score: 89/100

d'Arenberg has been making Shiraz since the winery was built in 1927. First labeled just Shiraz, the wine in the 1980s was the first wine would to be labeled 'Old Vine', taking on the name 'The Old Vine Shiraz'. Footbolt was a horse that the founder of d'Arenberg owned. Joseph Osborn was also one of the most successful racehorse owners in South Australia until 1912 when he sold this stable to buy the d'Arenberg Property. The Footbolt Shiraz was aged 12 months in new and older American and French oak barriques including casks. Dense, dark, full-bodied red with black plums, cherries and pepper notes. Closed with a screwcap.

Shiraz food pairings: steak, game.

This was reviewed October 7, 2008 by

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