Zonte’s Footstep Blackberry Patch Fleurieu Peninsula Cabernet 2021


Now, if we were not overwhelmed with chocolate in the ‘Chocolate Factory’, would we find blackberries in the ‘Blackberry Patch’? Absolutely. My concerns here are more with the quote they have used on the label – “I would give you my soul in a blackberry pie; and a knife to cut it”. Sounds to me like someone in dire need of a spell in a rubber room. Apparently not. It is from, and my thanks to Wikipedia of course, a Scottish historical novelist called Dorothy Dunnett. Wikipedia also reveals her leading character for her mystery novels is a painter called Johnson Johnson. Which strikes me as a writer in serious need of a little more imagination. But the wine… Dark maroon, the nose is immediately exciting. Lush blackberries (so the brief filled), coffee beans, cigar box notes, spices, chocolate and dark satsuma plums. Good intensity on the palate which travels the length which is deceptively long with very fine tannins. This is a brilliant warmer climate Cabernet and will drink well for ten years easily. Love it.