"Home of the Worlds Best Shiraz"
"... 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
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.
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.
Tim Atkin MW released his 2019 South Africa Special Report having spent the last few months tasting over 2000 wines and his scores are highly regarded as a result of his in-depth knowledge of South Africa and its wines. We are delighted to have retained our status as a First Growth and have three of our estate wines listed in Tim’s Wines of the Year.
- 2016 vintage 4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide
- 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
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.7 units|
|Cellaring Potential||Up to 15 years|
18 months in 90% new French oak barrels, 10% 2nd fill
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|
|Food Matches||Dijon & herb-crusted rack of Lamb served with a simple jus.|
|Origin||WO Western Cape|