This is a great value comfort red. It’s reflective of the warm 2016 vintage with plum, black fruits and liquorice. It’s quite complex for a wine at this price point with a good backbone of acidity and attractive earthy undertones. The oak is well integrated with medium level tannin, resulting in a wine that drinks well now but will also cellar for the next 5-10 years.
Buy d’Arenberg ‘The Footbolt’ Shiraz for $16.99 each or 2 for $32.00 at Booze Brothers.