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Released on Anzac Day, with a portion of proceeds from each sale going towards Legacy. Respect.

Deep and rich, smelling very much like its constituent components from its source. Petite Sirah also being known as Durif, and possessing an almost creosote like depth.

For that depth, it's initially light on its feet, red fruit and licorice bullets initially, before the onset of the fennel/anise depth - surely the Petit Sirah and oak support taking over. 

No slouch, it's a wine of depth, honouring the rich legacy of the multi-national commando force of which it takes its name. 92

Tasted on: Tuesday 21st May, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $55
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: www.zontesfootstep.com.au

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Pithy grapefruit, lemon sherbet. 

Citrus represents here, bold lemon flavour with sharp acidity providing focal length. Not the most defined shape, good tail of flavour. 88 

Tasted on: Thursday 23rd May, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: https://www.singlevineyards.com/

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Mulberry overlaid with a little chocolatey oak. Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz.

A bitterness on entry, a nice contrast to the smoothness of the palate and semblance of fruit. There's a slight raspberry hint, subtle, combined with the Plum and Mulberry aspects. Tannin is fine, substantive enough to leave an impressive, subtle enough to not dominate. 


An acidic freshness gives length. 90 

Tasted on: Monday 20th May, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $27.50
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: www.zontesfootstep.com.au

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Something akin to a block level wine off the Fleurieu's Foggy Hill Vineyard. The Definitus strip being a sub-Ridge formed where ferruginuous sandstone comes close to the surface. The strip also marks a delineation between two rows of two Bernard Clones (115 and 117, planted in 2003).

Highly perfumed, violets, sour cherry, slight spirited/lifted note. Starts segueing to black fruit hints, as though they're being summoned from the wine's depths.

Light, fine tannin, makes its presence known initially. Carries with it a dark presentation, earthy and coffee grounds like in profile. 

Latterly it asserts itself, dark and pronounced, it's tight and closed at this juncture - cellar for a minimum of five years, drink over a further five to fifteen. 93 

Tasted on: Tuesday 4th June, a Root to Flower day 
Source: Sample
Price: $90
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Website: https://tapanappa.com.au

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Cooler manifestation of Chardonnay, clocking in nicely at a stated 12.5%, exhibiting stonefruit hints combined with citrus and meal. 

Starts off well. Palate shows an acidity, probing and cutting, carrying its grapefruit lines long across the palate. 91 

Tasted on: Thursday 23rd May, a Fruit to Root day 
Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.alkoomiwines.com.au

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Fairly juicy for a Malbec, lighter than expected. Doesn't sacrifice body and tannin for that. 

Violet by name, Violet by nature - both in hue, and aroma. Hints of Blueberry add to that juicy palate. For all that juice it naturally comes with a freshening acidic presence. Fun wine. 90 

Tasted on: Tuesday 21st May, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $27.50
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: www.zontesfootstep.com.au

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Slightly reductive. suppressing. Black, brambly fruit. 

Fine, powdery tannin, a little freshening acidity. Otherwise it's firm and bold, with a depth of flavour. Suggestion of anise on the back palate. 89 

Tasted on: Friday 17th May, a Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $27.50
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: www.zontesfootstep.com.au

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Tropical imbued, green papaya and lime in the main. Slightly husky, pithy. 

Lemons and Limes, simple in approach, certainly juicy and refreshing. Nice tang and a gentle ebbing flow along the palate. Decent Riesling for the ask, particularly given what it can be found for in the multiples. 88 

Tasted on: Wednesday 22nd May, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $11.99
Alcohol: 11.7%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: https://www.jacobscreek.com

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Cool Hills Shiraz. Plummy, touch of pan juice, chocolate and wafer hints. 

There's something like an orange juice freshness and acidity to the wine, certainly on initial entry. A blue/black fruit mix makes its presence known, fine and chewy tannins allow a consideration around the palate. 

Decent length and energy. 90 

Tasted on: Friday 17th May, a Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: https://www.zontesfootstep.com.au

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A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. From across the Great Southern region.
Dense, cedary wine, iGenerousity and complexity. Plush and rounded, fine tannins, generous persistence. Plummy notes. 91 
Tasted on: Sunday 19th May, a Flower to Leaf day 
Source: Sample
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14.7%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.harewoodestate.com.au/

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