Joseph Rowe Osborn was one of the most successful racehorse owners in South Australia in the early 1900s. When his colt, a chestnut named "Footbolt," delivered a winning streak of six races, Joseph was able to purchase the first of the d'Arenberg vineyards and establish what are now the oldest vineyards
in McLaren Vale. It is fitting, therefore, that this wine bears the great racing horse's name.
The 2005 Footbolt Shiraz exhibits aromas of satsuma plums, cherries and cranberries with dried
floral herbs, spice and dark chocolate. The expressive palate delivers luscious red fruit, plums and
blueberries with licorice and spice among cedar oak and savory tannins.
This wine is approachable
now and will gain considerable complexity with age.