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James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Halliday 2020 has just been released and we’re elated with our results.

Fun, Cheeky, Sassy, Adventurous… Zonte’s Footstep

We produce wines just like us: lively, bold and full of spirit. Our grapes are adventurous in style and region, being sourced from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and the Adelaide Hills.

More and more people are singing our praises, with over 200 medals and trophies. (#HumbleBrag). Our motto is the truth is in the vineyard and the proof is in the bottle… and the latest Halliday Wine Companion results proves this yet again!

 

Dusk Til Dawn Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017 95 Points
Made from clones 95, 277 and a third (118) I haven’t seen elsewhere. The fruit has intensity and complexity – and obviously came from a good vineyard site – with grapefruit and white peach to the fore.

Z Force McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016 95 Points SOLD OUT
Includes 10% petit sirah (aka durif); matured in French and American oak (30% new) for 18 months. An impressive interpretation of McLaren Vale shiraz with a highly textured palate: fine-ribbed at first, then akin to a tannin smoothie (no sugar) on the finish and aftertaste. More usual is the black chocolate and blackberry backdrop.

Hills Are Alive Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017 94 Points
38yo vines are at their peak in terms of yield and quality. This wine has vibrancy, the crimson colour an early harbinger of freshness and the cool vintage at work. If it has four legs, this will suit any carnivore’s choice.

Blackberry Patch Fleurieu Cabernet 2017 94 Points
95% cabernet sauvignon, 5% tempranillo; destemmed and crushed, open-fermented, matured for 10–12 months in French oak (10% new). Disciplined winemaking minimises cost but highlights fruit quality in a medium-bodied wine with fresh cassis fruit and savoury accoutrements.

2017 Chocolate Factory McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 93 Points
Baron Von Nemesis Barossa Shiraz 2017 93 Points SOLD OUT
Love Symbol McLaren Vale Grenache 2017 93 Points
Dawn Patrol Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2017 92 Points
Canto Fluerieu Sangiovese Lagrein 2018 92 Points
Lady Marmalade Felurieu Vermentino 90 Points