Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz
(This is how late chairman Evans OBE made us all do it.
Vale Len. Vintage 1930; Decanted 2006.)
Colour: Deep purple with garnet-purple hue.
Nose: Warm blackberry pie with notes of fresh blueberries
and blackberry preserve. Star anise, nutmeg and cocoa
sneak up under the berry fruit.
Entry: Velvety and plush and fragrant rich red and black
fruits. Some tangy cedar and lingering cigar box characters.
Middle Palate: Juicy round blackberry fruits, tempered with
the soft idiosyncratic milky McLaren Vale Shiraz sweetness
After Palate: Lashings of trademark milk chocolate with
blackberries and dark-fleshed plums and spice with
velvety, smooth tannins.
Finish: Juicy blackberry and mocha notes intertwined with
signature lush McLaren Vale tannins. Minutes later, the
flavour still lingers.
In Summary: Though it will drink great now, especially with
anything off the grill, it should cellar well over the medium
term…. If you can resist your chocolate craving