D'Arenberg 'The Footbolt' Shiraz 2019 750ml -- 6 Pack


D'Arenberg 'The Footbolt' Shiraz 2019 750ml -- 6 Pack

90, Nick Stock, James Suckling Wine Ratings

Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz, rich, ripe red berry fruits and great fruit length.


Small batches of grapes are crushed gently and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and then transferred to a mixture of new and used French oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, and there is no racking until final blending. This wine does not undertake fining or filtration prior to bottling.

Tasting note:

The nose promises a lot. Red fruits and rich chocolate are abundant, right up front. Some menthol and cedar notes. Red and black jubes. Liquorice allsorts. There’s so much going on in this juicy, medium to full bodied Shiraz. Firm concentrated tannins and a long persistent finish. A cracking wine, ready to cellar.

Alc: 14%

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