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2014 Z FORCE | SHIRAZ PETIT SIRAH
MCLAREN VALE

$55.00

Each bottle of this wine sold helps support the work of Legacy South Australia.

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Description

Z-Force is named in tribute to the Z Special Force, which was a special Australian Army unit created in World War Two to operate behind enemy lines. Z-Force’s members were from many countries and specialised in unique guerrilla warfare. Although disbanded after the war, Z-Force pioneered numerous operational techniques and tactics, many as daring as they were brilliant, that remain a model to this day.

 

The surviving members of Z Special Unit last marched together on Anzac Day in Sydney 2010. The extraordinary bravery of their unit and its lost brothers are honoured in this wine, which is Zonte’s Footstep finest. Each bottle of this wine sold helps support the work of Legacy South Australia.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs

Region :McLaren Vale
Varietal :Shiraz
Vintage :2014
Food Pairing :Pork, Beef, Chicken, Lamb

Bottle Specs

Bottle Size :750ml
Retail Price :$55.00
Bottles in Case :6

Technical Specs

Alcohol % :14.5
Aging :18 months
Sugar :3.4 g/L
Acid :7.08 g/L
PH :3.51
Oak :French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned)
Ingredients :Grapes and sulphur dioxide.

Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- Yeast nutrients.
At the time of bottling, this wine contained:
- 93 ppm Total SO2
- 35 ppm Free SO2
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2014 Z Force Tasting Note
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MCLAREN VALE”

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Awards & Accolades

96 Points

James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
“90% shiraz and 10% durif (aka petite syrah), open-fermented, matured in new and used French and American oak. McLaren Vale on steroids? That’s cruel, but this is as full-bodied and intense as a wine can be before becoming a caricature. Moreover, it’s the black ironstone fruit that’s so intense, not the tannins or the oak. The consequent balance means this wine can outlive most who lay it down now.”

 

Gold Medal/96 points

Wine Showcase Magazine, New Release Tasting 2016 (featured in October 2016 edition)

 

Gold Medal/93 points/Cellar Selection

Tastings.com, Stellar Cellar Selections 2016 (published 06/12/16)
“Nearly opaque opaque violet color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of chocolate berries and apricots, mocha, and butter roasted nuts with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, medium-long chocolate orange peel, vanilla nuts, and marinated yams finish with moderate oak. A satiny, savory, and somewhat cerebral shiraz with sumptuous fruit and subtle spiciness.”

 

Gold Medal/91 points

Winemaker Challenge 2017

 

Gold Medal/91 points

Sommelier Challenge 2016

 

Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017

 

Gold Medal

AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016

 

Gold Medal/92 Points

Tastings.com (published 04/07/2017)
“Violet color. Creamy, funky aromas and flavors of berry creme brulee and chocolate mint and toffee with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, delightful, medium-long berry jam on cinnamon toast, pepper, and nuts finish with well- integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak. A sensuously sumptuous Shiraz that is sure to satisfy.”

2014 Z Force Award Sheet