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2002 d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: d'Arenberg Vineyards and Winery   details
Appellation: McLaren Vale - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$16.00
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: March 29, 2007 , Thomas Ivey
88 points "Notes of earth, tea, pepper and spice are comming to the fore as the fruit begins to fade. "
tasted: August 11, 2008 , Bruce Zavitz
4.5 stars "Color: dark; Sweetness: dry; Finish: persistent; If you have the 2002 vintage - time to break it out! " Best 2008-2008
tasted: January 7, 2012 , John Wilson Smith
5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: black berry; Acidity: supple; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: rich; I would seldom give a 5-starrating, butthisnis magnificent! Just coming out after 5 hours decanting (an accident!). Wonderfully plummy with overtones of blackberry, strawberry and licorice. Very soft and fruity - after 6 hours even more so. Disposed of the pheasant and a variety of cheeses, and without the 14.5 coming through as too big - it's all so complete and right at the moment. Very glad I kept it back. "
rated: December 22, 2004 , James Halliday
92 points Best 2012-2015
rated: March 17, 2005 , The Wine Advocate
88 points "The 2002 The Footbolt Shiraz is linear, tannic, and austere, without the generosity of the D’Arry’s Original. Earthy, smoky, peppery, black currant fruit is found in this medium-bodied, angular Shiraz. With excellent ripeness in addition to moderate tannin, it should drink well for 5-6 years. " Best 2004-2010
rated: March 17, 2005 , Wine Spectator
88 points "Beguiling with its open-textured red berry, red pepper and plum flavors, persisting gently in an easy-going style. Drink now through 2009. 3,000 cases imported. (HS)" Best 2005-2009
rated: May 2, 2006 , Yi-pen Chi
4.5 stars "good"
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