The Stork Shiraz, Hartenberg Estate 2018


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75cl bottle.


Winner of the `Best Shiraz in the World` (Syrah du Monde 2012), the Stork Shiraz has truly earned its title. Expressive yet restrained, this wine features decadent black fruit, black cherry and violets on the nose with a luxurious, rich palate and a pinch of white pepper. Superbly well-balanced with fine tannins and a long, long finish which ends with a (still lingering!) note of mocha.

The Stork Shiraz is named after Ken MacKenzie who overhauled winemaking at Hartenberg from 1986; he was nicknamed “The Stork” by his World War Two fighter pilot friends because of his long legs! Aged for 21 months in 100% new French oak barrels, The Stork is a perfect match for Shiraz-lovers – rich and decadent with silky smooth, velvety tannins and violet, cherry fruit.

Critic Reviews:

Tim Atkin 95 points.

4½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide.

Decanter World Wine Awards, 96 points (Gold)’

This shows depth and power. The stewed black fruits and blueberry crumble flavours show brilliantly with nothing stopping it from delivering pleasure. Sublime and evolving.