The Stork – Shiraz | 2019

The Stork 2019 boasts a complex bouquet of cherries, violets, forest floor, cloves, and black pepper with a subtle smokey undertone. On the palate, this wine is bold and plush, yet refined and elegant, displaying a beautiful harmony of peppercorns and black cherry flavours. The tannins are integrated seamlessly into the wine, providing structure and depth, with a long finish.

R1000,00R6000,00

Fact Sheets

 

Current Vintage

The Stork 2019

 

Previous Vintages

The Stork 2014

The Stork 2015

The Stork 2016

The Stork 2018

 

 

About The Stork

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 deep, clay–rich “terra rossa” type soils. The vineyard ripens a full month later than our Gravel Hill Shiraz site.

Awards

2019 Vintage 5 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2018 Vintage 95 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report 4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide IWSC

2020 Silver Outstanding 2017 Vintage 94 points Tim Atkin

2021 Decanter Gold Medal 91 points Neal Martin 91 points Robert Parker 4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2016 Vintage 94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Guide 4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015 Vintage 95 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report Syrah du Monde, France

2019 Gold Medal International Top 10 (4th) Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100 4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide Selected for Emirates Airlines 1st Class Sommelier Wine Awards, UK Gold Medal