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17 May 2019
Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2016
The nose delivers a bit of everything good that you would expect from a Langhorne Creek Shiraz.
Lifted mixed berries, blueberries being the dominant type, followed by liquorice, an inherent earthiness, some roasted meats through a gameyness and tobacco notes - all in all a complex nose.
Good oak, cedary oak with good but not OTT alcohol.
It has smoothed out nicely with a few years in the bottle but it is also still young.
Quite a complex wine with medium to full intensity.
The brooding fruits deliver well on the palate, integrated and yet imparted with that youthfullness of freshness and vibrancy that promises more to come and good things at that.
Silky tannins and a delicious long berry filled finish make this an excellent cold weather wine.
Try this with double fried crispy skinned pork belly.
14% Alc. RRP $27.50. Drink to 2029.
92/100 - Excellent.