Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2021


That Antarctic breeze has done it again, up and over the Great Southern Ocean to cool the vineyards (a friend chastised me for referring to the summer heat experienced in the Langhorne Creek region leading anyone to think that this might be a warm region, but perhaps we have had different experiences). Whatever the reason, this region continues to produce delicious, ripe, rich reds, full of flavour. And they are so often such wonderful value. Add another to the list. Purple colour with a vibrant rim. We have notes of chocolate, bacon fat, flesh, cloves, warm earth, dry herbs and black fruits. Good concentration and focus, fine acidity with nice balance is backed by ever-so-soft tannins though to a finish which lingers. Don’t be concerned about putting this in a cellar for a decade.