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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Zonte's Footstep Blackberry Patch Cabernet 2017

Fleurieu Cabernet is certainly an unsung hero. It may lack what many may consider the classic Cab aromatics, of say Margaret River, but as a regional/varietal combination it can just sing. 

The back label preamble - and there are always many auto-suggestive reasons to avoid reading such - talk of the perfect blackberry pie being imagined upon the fruit being picked. And yeah, I can see it (I told you it was bad form). 

There's a succulence, a black-fruited sweetness to the core of the palate, it segues to this fruit/spice sweetness that yields to the tannin. A lingering presence of cedary oak just adds to the allure, giving a fine, savoury, length. Spot on. 91 

Tasted on: Monday 27th May, a Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $27.50
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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