Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz 2015
  • Winner of 7 Gold Medals
  • Rated 93 points by James Halliday
  • Pair with your favourite grilled meat dishes

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Shiraz 2015 x12

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7 Gold
"... The most juicy, expansive and supple medium-bodied wine of the three '15 Zonte's Footstep Shiraz siblings, with both red and black fruits on display, the tannins soft but persistent. Its balance and length are both very good." 93 points, James Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017.

Awards

7 Gold

Wine Region

LANGHORNE CREEK

Drink Until

2030

Varieties

Shiraz

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

Enjoy with any of your favourite grilled meat dishes.

Oak

French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned).

Colour

Deep purple with a royal purple hue.

Nose

Pepper spice and a hint of macerated dark berry fruit. Plum pudding and blackberry pie with just a whaft of violets.

Palate

Entry: Rich and soft and fragrant red fruits. Some tangy cedar and dried spice characters. Middle Palate: Juicy round blackberry sweetness, tempered with clotted crema texture with taught, but typical Shiraz tannin. After Palate: A basket full of juicy fruit flavour that fans out in the mouth with rolling soft, fine grained fruit tannin. Finish: Malt, cedar and intense blackberry. Minutes later, the flavour still lingers.

Background

The fruit for the Lake Doctor comes from a single block inthe heart of the Langhorne Creek. Primary fermentation takes place in a combination of stainless steel vats and 5 tonne open fermenters after which the wine is assembled into tank and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being pressed off. It is then transferred to new & well-seasoned hogsheads and aged for up to12 months prior to bottling with minimal filtration. This results in a wine with purity of fruit that is unpretentious and eminently satisfying to allow for regular indulgence.

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