The Stork - Shiraz | 2018

The Stork shows a vivid and expressive bouquet of ripe, dark berries, perfumed spice and peppercorns. The palate is elegant and smokey in tone with flavours of ripe mulberries and spice. Fine, dry tannins with an intense, lingering finish.

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Barrel Ageing: 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels, 20% second fill and 10% third fill

Alcohol: 14%

Residual Sugar: 2,7 g/l

Total Acid: 5,7 g/l

pH: 3,51

Ken, whose preferred wine was Shiraz, was a Spitfire pilot during the Second World War. His call-signal and nickname was “Stork” as he was tall with long, thin legs.

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.

The Stork shows a vivid and expressive bouquet of ripe, dark berries, perfumed spice and peppercorns. The palate is elegant and smokey in tone with flavours of ripe mulberries and spice. Fine, dry tannins with an intense, lingering finish.

2018: 4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2017: Decanter Gold Medal, 94 pts Tim Atkin SA Wine Report

2016: 4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2015: Gold medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2019, Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100, Gold medal 2019 Syrah Du Monde (placed in the top 4), 4 ½ stars  Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 95 points Tim Atkin

2014: 96 pts Tim Atkin SA Wine Report, 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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