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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 site.

 

AWARDS

2013 Gold Medal Syrah du Monde
2008 Vintage:  Syrah Du Monde, France (2012) Gold Medal
2007: Vintage 4 ½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide  |  91 points Robert Parker & 90 points Wine Spectator  |  5 stars Vic Harrington (Canada) 92 points Wine Pioneers
2006: Vintage 4 ½ stars Platter's, Gold medal Syrah du Monde (France)
2005: Vintage 5 Stars Platter's SA Wine Guide & 5 Stars Decanter Magazine  |  3rd best Syrah in the world Syrah-du-Monde (France)  |  91(+) Wine Enthusiast , 92 points Wine Spectator
2004: Vintage 5 Stars Platter's SA Wine Guide  |  90 points Wine Spectator
2003: Vintage Double Gold Veritas SA, Michelangelo & red wine of the year.  |  91 points Wine Spectator, Gold medal IWSC

 


FOOD MATCHING

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

 

TASTING NOTE

Rich and mouth filling with loads of black fruit, violets and cherries.

 

INDEPENDENT TASTING NOTE

“..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

 

PRODUCTION

Barrel Ageing 21 months in 100% new French Oak Barrels
Maturation up to 15 years from vintage
Alcohol 14.2 % by volume
Residual Sugar 2.2 g/l
Total Acid 5. g/l
pH 3.65