d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2018
|Region||Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale|
Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz, rich, ripe red berry fruits and great fruit length.
Like most of this well-known McLaren Vale winery's reds, this is a bold wine with powerful tannins. But there's lovely freshness to this affordable bottling, too. It opens with ripe raspberries and plums underscored by spicier notes like pepper and cloves, and warm pavement. Amidst raspy, highly textural tannins is a lifted acidity and vibrant fruit. Drink now with protein until 2028.
Dense and concentrated, with dark notes of blackberry, dried blueberry, sage, bay leaf and strong Assam black tea. Focused on the finish, where the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2036.