d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2009

Faced with a dire wine list at a restaurant practically a stone's throw from one of Victoria's key wine regions, the Yarra Valley, I selected a McLaren Vale shiraz from d'Arenberg, a typically kookily named shiraz, "The Footbolt".  Things improved a little, but not much.  The 2009 Footbolt is fairly simple drinking.  There is nothing wrong, yet nothing particularly right about it either.  Spices and jam on the nose  Short-medium length, medium acidity and plum flavours on the palate, lacking the stuffing I was hoping to see.  (Alc: 14.4%, Region: McLaren Vale, Rating: Acceptable, Would I buy it based on this tasting? No, Drink: now, Tasted: November, 2011)
McLaren Vale
November 18, 2011

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