2014 Lake Doctor | Shiraz
Langhorne Creek


… each summer afternoon the house-cooling breeze of our ‘Lake Doctor’ arrives and revives vines and vignerons alike.

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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 Analysis

Wine Specs

Region :Langhorne Creek
Varietal :Shiraz
Vintage :2014
Food Pairing :Pork, Beef, Chicken, Lamb

Bottle Specs

Bottle Size :750ml
Retail Price :$25.00
Bottles in Case :12

Technical Specs

Alcohol % :14.5
Bottling Date :28 August, 2015
Aging :12 Months
Sugar :2.7 g/L
Acid :6.20 g/L
PH :3.50
Ingredients :Grapes and sulphur dioxide.

Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- Yeast nutrients.
At the time of bottling, this wine contained:
- 72 ppm Total SO2
- 35 ppm Free SO2
Oak :French & American (new and seasoned)
2014 Lake Doctor Tasting Note
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Awards & Accolades

Double Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015


Gold Medal/95 points 

Tastings World Wine Championships 2015
Bright dark opaque black garnet colour. Bright, fruity, medicinal aromas and flavours of blueberry gelato, alpine herb lozenge, and chocolate mint wafer with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, long dried apricot, spiced nuts, and herbs finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A deliciously zesty and mouth-watering shiraz.


91 points

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure, 1st March 2016

A friendly red that opens with ripe berries, gentle spice and milk- chocolate aromas, followed by succulent flavour and mellow texture dovetailing into fine, ripe tannins.


90 points

James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2017, p. 755


Gold Medal/90 points

Winemaker Challenge 2016


4 1⁄2 stars

Winestate Magazine, July/August 2016, p. 139

Tobacco and spice lift off the nose and the long, well-balanced palate has a lovely roundness with good fruit cake-like flavours with a slight leafiness.


2014 Award Sheet