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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 4 
TypeRed
ProducerZonte's Footstep (web)
VarietyShiraz
Designationn/a
VineyardBaron Von Nemesis Single Site
CountryAustralia
RegionSouth Australia
SubRegionBarossa
AppellationBarossa Valley
UPC Code(s)9330391000084

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2020 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by ButchieYost on 3/31/2014 & rated 92 points: I love it. Beautiful maroon color with transparency at the periphery. Most interesting nose. Distinctly Barossa with some Napa Cab characteristics without the chewiness. Big ripe red fruit, spice, vanilla, cedar. Great mouth feel, and medium bodied for a shiraz. Palate shows chocolate, vanilla, tobacco; not nearly as fruity as the nose, but well balanced. Long even finish. Excellent value. at $12 I should've gotten an entire case or two. (617 views)
 Tasted by Carrie-Dave on 7/31/2013 & rated 92 points: Having spent long bawdy evenings with this wine's older brother (2008), admiring his depth and flamboyant character, I was intrigued by this quieter, more subdued family member. Giving the wine every chance to express itself it appears to whisper a greater story.

The first taste is beautifully round and smooth, viscous, even voluptuous. But the full story appears as yet untold as the full punch of the 2008 vintage is not yet present, and this drop slides away in the finish as if wanting to remain under the radar. My amateur instinct feels this may change in time and hope a few years will help unlock the darker secrets of the Baron 2010.

Interestingly I score the 2008 at 94 as one of the best examples of big punch and depth and this wine a 92. Whereas James Halliday's finely tuned taste buds had them the other way around. Maybe I have a lot to learn. (839 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 7/17/2013: Now this I like, barrel char, smoke and tense. Needs some time, I can see this going places. (1054 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By James Halliday
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (2/27/2013)
(zonte's footstep baron von nemesis single site barossa valley shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163
(Zonte's Footstep Shiraz Baron Von Nemesis Barossa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
NOTE: Scores and reviews are the property of James Halliday Australian Wine Companion and Vinous. (manage subscription channels)

CellarTracker Wiki Articles (login to edit | view all articles)

Zonte's Footstep

Producer website

Shiraz

Varietal article (Wikipedia) | Varietal character (Appellation America)

Australia

Wine Australia (Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation) | Australian Wines (Wikipedia)

South Australia

South Australian Wine Industry Association | South Australian Wines (Wikipedia)

Barossa

Barossa Wine (South Australian Tourism Commission)

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

 
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