Red wine – we like it, you like it. Sometimes it’s really red, sometimes it’s less red. Sometimes it’s Barossa Valley Shiraz, sometimes Coonawarra Cabernet or McLaren Vale Grenache. New world, old world, weird and wonderful, traditional and cutting edge – if it’s red and it passed the Tasting Panel’s approval, it’s here.
A new super premium red From Zonte’s off an old vineyard in the Barossa Valley. There is great texture and richness here, milk and dark chocolate, blackberries and plenty of chewy tannins. Lovely now but will be absolutely exceptional in 3-5 years.... Learn More
The new vintage of this cracker of an Italian varietal blend has now been beefed up with a touch of Lagrein for a blend that Zonte’s refer to as their “Italian Tricycle.” As was the case with the previous vintages, savoury red fruit and cherry on the palate with the addition of some pleasing peppercorn spice. Still screams out to be paired equally well with chargrilled meat or wood oven... Learn More
We are massive fans of Zonte’s Chocolate Factory and this vintage shows the wine continuing to improve with 8 gold medals already, not bad for a wine fresh on the market. It is dark, concentrated and decadent, offering lots of chocolate, black and blueberries along with Christmas cake spices. Superb and beautifully polished on opening, it is even better 24 hours after opening.... Learn More
An Adelaide Hills Pinot channelling the Yarra Valley! Plush perfumed fruit here leading a super silky palate. Blue and purple perfumes lead to a palate with more of the same, then made more serious with tobacco, black cherries and a fine line of tannins. A playful and quite complex... Learn More
Big, yet soft and accessible, this offers chocolate and both red and black fruits. The finish is fine with soft tannins. The length and intensity are sensational and the use of seriously good oak is evident in the traces of pencil shavings on the finish. Well balanced and persistent too, adding to its... Learn More
Plenty of blueberries, mulberries, cherries and violets on the fly here. Super smooth drinking with excellent length this also finishing with tight finely grained tannins. It’s drinking well now but will cellar well for the next 5+ years.... Learn More
This is black and packed with fine tannins, cedar, cassis, liquorice, blackberries and currants, chocolate, cigar box and spice all softened by a core of clotted cream. There’s enough assertively angular Cabernet acidity to leave each swallow a mouthwatering entreaty for a forkful of protein pleasure… braised suckling lamb, rare T-Bone or gourmet... Learn More