This a wine that has a lot of potential. D’ Arenberg puts out some really good wines. I like this 2004 Footbolt Shiraz because it is just retrained. You can tell its going to get better. It’s a wine with deep crimson and violet hues. There is a lot of graphite on the nose. It’s huge and spicy. The spiciness boosts the fruit with a lively berry and vanilla foundation. This Shiraz has excellent acidity. It can be drunk now with BBQ or roasted meat…. but it also can be laid down for several years. This is a good one to buy a few of and drink over the years. I am doing just that....Also I have tasted the 2005 similar profile but more pronounced blackberries not as vibrant and closed up as the 2004.
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