d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2012

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2012

SKU 29930


Make no mistake, Shiraz is still king when it comes to McLaren Vale! And the 2012 vintage of The Footbolt is the perfect example of why. Laden with dark cherries, rhubarb, plums and aniseed, complemented by a lick of fine, subtle oak and lifted with a sprinkling of pepper and spice. Generosity of fruit weight, combined with balanced, chewy tannins. What makes this wine stand out in the crowd is its ability to communicate a sense of place through its ethereal, complex and provocative earthy notes. Value, drinkability and ageability. The complete package.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale
Brand d'Arenberg
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastEditors' Choice. This is made in an earthy-savory style, offering hints of roasted meat, black olives and espresso. It's also firmly constructed, with firm tannins that suggest a couple of years of cellar time would do it some good. Drink 2018 through 2025.

Joe Czerwinski, December 1, 2016
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorThis fresh and vital red has presence, with a raw edge to the generous core of black cherry and black tea flavors, which persist gently against nubby tannins along with a green almond note. Best from 2017 through 2022. 4,200 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, 2015
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateMedium to deep garnet/purple, the 2012 The Footbolt Shiraz has notes of dusty earth, blackberry and mulberries with spice box and prune hints. Medium-bodied, it has decent concentration on the spicy, soft palate with a medium finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, August 2015

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