2008 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Footbolt
71 Ratings
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71 Ratings
2008 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Footbolt

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) 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.

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    Fruit bomb.

    over 3 years
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    More tannic than I'd like but enjoyed the peppery spice and chewiness

    almost 4 years
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    spicy fruit

    almost 2 years
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    яркое, но не тяжелое, полнотелое, среднеароматное

    about 3 years
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    smooth sipper oscar night 2011

    about 4 years
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    не очень яркое вино

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    "A savory style, with pepper and tobacco character overshadowing the dark plum and berry fruit, but it all comes together deftly on the finish. Drink now through 2013. 12,000 cases imported." –HS