The Stork - Shiraz 2016

Voluptuous aromas of ripe dark and red fruit combine with spicy notes on the bouquet. The palate shows an abundance of berry flavours, smooth, silky tannins and a bold finish.

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  • Barrel Ageing  18 months in 90% new French oak barrels, 10% 2nd fill
  • Alcohol  14,29 % by volume
  • Residual Sugar   2.6 g/l
  • Total Acid  5.9 g/l
  • pH  3.46

The Stork Shiraz honours the late Ken Mackenzie, pilot, businessman, farmer and benefactor.  Stork was Ken’s Second World War nickname (as he was tall with long thin legs and a Spitfire pilot) and Shiraz was his preferred red wine.

This limited volume wine represents a vineyard selection of Shiraz from a specific site that is planted solely on clay–rich “terra rossa” type soils. The vineyard ripens a full month later than our Gravel Hill Shiraz site.

Shiraz is the cultivar that has made Hartenberg famous, and The Stork will ensure this reputation continues.

Dijon & herb-crusted rack of Lamb served with a simple jus.

“… decadent, almost ostentatious bouquet of macerated dark cherries, creme de cassis, plum and glycerine…palate is full-bodied with silky smooth, seamless tannins and layers of luscious red fruits. For hedonists, this is the perfect Shiraz!” – (NM) Robert Parker

  • 2015 vintage Gold medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
  • 2015 vintage Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100
  • 2015 vintage Gold medal 2019 Syrah Du Monde (placed in the top 4)
  • 2015 vintage 4 ½ stars (94 points) Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2014 vintage  96 pts Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
  • 2014 vintage   4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2013   94 points Tim Atkin, 93 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2012   93 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2011   93 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 92 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2010   4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, Gold Medal Decanter (2014)
  • 2009   Silver medal 2013 Syrah Du Monde France
  • 2008   Gold Medal 2012 Syrah Du Monde and first place- best Shiraz in the world
  • 2007   91 points Robert Parker, 5 stars Vic Harrington (Canada), 92 points Wine Pioneers, 4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2006   Gold Medal Syrah Du Monde France, 4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2005   5 stars Decanter Magazine, 3rd best Syrah Du Monde (France), 91+ points Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast, 5 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
  • 2004   5 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 90 points Wine Spectator
  • 2003   91 points Wine Spectator, IWSC Gold Medal, Double Gold SA Veritas, Michaelangelo Red Wine of the year

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