Country: Australia Region: McLaren Vale
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: D'Arenberg Estate
This old vine Shiraz was first made in honour of a racehorse that changed the Osborn family forever. The founder of D'Arenberg, Joseph Osborn was a successful racehorse owner and Footbolt was the pride of his stable. In 1912 he made the hard decision to sell his stable of horses. This big wine has dense blackberries with a hint of mint on the nose, sweet fruit with some pepper on the juicy palate with some forceful tannins. This is a very polished wine with great length.
Ageing Potential:7-10 Years
"Lovely smooth clean fruits that get better and better as the bottle empties. A very stylish all-rounder to put alongside red meats and cheese." John Wilson Irish Times November 2009
Food Matches: Venison / Lamb / Game / Casseroles