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2016 Lake Doctor Shiraz

2016 Lake Doctor Shiraz
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Langhorne Creek
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: ZF16LDSH71DO

The Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Vineyard is on the shores of Lake Alexandrina where, each summer afternoon the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike. We have released this blend form the Lake Doctor Vineyard each vintage since 2003.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Langhorne Creek
Alcohol %
14.5
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… Shiraz Viognier smells like a ladies handbag and tastes like a man’s wallet. Drink with anything off the BBQ, and especially a second glass.

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… Shiraz Viognier smells like a ladies handbag and tastes like a man’s wallet. Drink with anything off the BBQ, and especially a second glass.

 

The Zonte’s Footstep Lake Doctor Vineyard is on the shores of Lake Alexandrina where, each summer afternoon the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike. We have released this blend form the Lake Doctor Vineyard each vintage since 2003.

2016 | LAKE DOCTOR
LANGHORNE CREEK SHIRAZ

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.

(This is how late chairman Evans OBE made us all do it. Vale Len. Vintage 1930; Decanted 2006.)

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.
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.

In Summary: This is the thirteenth consecutive vintage of this wine. Though it will drink great now, especially with anything off the grill, it should cellar well as previous vintages.

Grapes and sulphur dioxide.


Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- Yeast nutrients.
- French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned).


At the time of bottling (30.06.2016), this wine contained:
- 68ppm Total SO2
- 35ppm Free SO2

Varietal Blend: 100% Shiraz
GI: Langhorne Creek
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
TA: 6.65 g/L
pH: 3.49
RS: 6 g/L
750mL: 93303910000815 Dozen: 19330391000012

Lamb, Beef, Deer

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P.O. Box 353, McLaren Vale, SA 5171 | Australia | T: 61 8 7286 3088 | cheers@zontesfootstep.com.au | www.zontesfootstep.com.au

2016 LAKE DOCTOR
LANGHORNE CREEK SHIRAZ

Platinum/ 94 Points
San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge

 

Gold Medal / Best Buy /Cellar Selection
2017 Tasting.com World Value Wine Challenge 

 

Top 10 Red wine $20 and under'
Best Value Australian Shiraz Tastings.com 2017

 

Gold Medal
China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017


Gold Medal
Tastings.com World Value Wine Challenge 2018


Gold Medal/93 points
Wine Showcase Magazine Shiraz Varietal Tasting April 2018

 

Silver Medal/92 Points 
Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting April 2018


Silver Medal
CWSA best Vale 2018


6 of the best South Australian Shiraz
Halliday magazine Aug/Sept 2017


Silver Medal
International Wine And Spirit Competition 2017


Silver Medal
Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017


90 Points 
Tastings.com 02/09/2018

"Dark deep purple color. Roasted, meaty aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee and nuts, smoked bacon jerky, and chocolate covered berries with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long sour cherry compote and orange marmalade on dark toast finish with crunchy, fine tannins and heavy oak. A bold, smoky shiraz that will soar with grilled and smoked meats."


4 Stars
Winestate Magazine - New Releases 2018 

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