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2014 Zonte's Footstep Violet Beauregard Langhorne Creek Malbec

Zonte's Footstep

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Our Price: $14.99 / bottle (RRP: $28.00) Case: 12 x 750ml

Juicy, plump and charry Malbec from one of the most exciting producers. A classic Australian wine now.

  • Who is Violet Beauregard? Turns out she was the character in Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory who had a penchant for chewing gum and ended up turning into a blueberry. Thankfully you’ll just be tasting blueberries rather than turning into one when you try this fresh and spicy Malbec from Zonte’s footstep. Intense blueberry nose with hints of violets and tobacco before a generous and structured palate with concentrated blue fruit flavours.


    On the vine, our perfectly round, plump and violet-purple Zonte’s Footstep Malbec looks like blueberries, when you crush, ferment and pour them into a glass it smells like blueberries, and in the mouth our Malbec tastes like blueberry pie. Don’t say we didn’t warn you Violet Beauregard!   

    This is the tenth consecutive vintage of Zonte’s Footstep wine with Malbec in it, but the first to be released as a 100% Malbec. Sensual and Structured this is our ideal Malbec, the only problem being how we can keep some long enough to watch it evolve in bottle.


    Appearance: Blueberries, and when we say blue blueberries, we mean blue berries. This is intense mouth staining colour.

    Nose: Again blueberries. Also classic Malbec mulberry, ready rubbed shag tobacco and blonde pipe tobacco. Wild cherries and wafts of violets. Hints of just baked pastry too.

    Entry: Attacking intense, super youthful and grapey, again lots of blueberries. Almost overwhelming. 

    Middle Palate: Generous and quite sensual it is structured despite the lashings of fresh fruit. Really rich. 

    After Palate: Flavoursome, rich sweet berry fruits and black plum is on top of rolling red fruits. Blueberry pie! 

    Finish: The finish is lush and mouth filling with a glycerol sweetness balanced by gentle tannins and a soft fresh acidity.


    'Open and closed fermenters, matured in new and used hogsheads for 12 months. Juicy and lively in best Langhorne Creek tradition red cherry dominant, plus a nice touch of oak.'
    90 Points - James Halliday

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