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Zonte's Footstep Shiraz 2012

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There are 3 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Heather Wall rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Numerous awards and great value at $18. Lots of layered quality here for the price of this Aussie Shiraz. Plum, cherry, chocolate, black pepper, cake spices, and violets. The acidity is medium+ and cleansing. A nice lingering fruit and pepper finish. This wine is drinking nicely but there's good fruit/acid for aging potential. This merits buying 2 or more bottles. Serve with thick barbecue sauce ribs.
Tasted: June 2015
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

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****1/2 drink or cellar Exceptional Value!
Zonte’s Footstep ‘Baron Von Nemesis - Single Site’ Shiraz 2012
Barossa Valley, South Australia $17.95 (212936) 14.5% alcohol
Ripe black fruit, cedar and baking spice aromas spill from this densely concentrated Barossa Shiraz. It coats the palate with a raging river of juicy Bing cherry, racy black raspberry and peppery herbs underpinned by still resolving tannin and framed by a solid lick of excellent, mouth-watering acidity. If you uncork this in the next 18 months, you’ll want to aerate/decant for a couple of hours. (Vic Harradine)
Jane Staples rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Oh, yum! From Barossa Valley, Australia comes this dark garnet gem. A spicy red fruit nose followed by an excellent palate giving dark red fruit, zippy spice and oak. Dry, well-balanced mouthfeel and a long spicy red fruit finish. More, please!




Natalie's Review

Zonte's Footstep Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Fantastic for the price! Full-bodied and juicy with layers of mouth-watering flavours: blackberry pie and black plums. Smooth and terrific. Loaded with toasty oak. Dark purple hue with accented highlights of lavender around the edges. Aromas of black cherry, cassis and dried herbs on the finish. Great party wine. Decant 2 hours. Drink: 2013-2017. 212936 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 27, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine  Full Review

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