Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2018

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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. Barrel Ageing: 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels, 20% second fill and 10% third fill. A previous winner of the `Best Shiraz in the World` (Syrah du Monde 2012), the Stork Shiraz truly has earned its title

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.

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

Food Pairing 
Dijon & herb-crusted rack of Lamb served with a simple jus.

The Estate  
The name Hartenberg comes from the Africaans language and means "heart of the mountain" . The wine farm is situated in the Stellenbosch region, about 54 km east from Cape Town. A total of 150 hectares and two third under vine. Nine different soil types and very different micro climatic conditions make the wines so special. Each grape variety gets the perfect location. Stork Shiraz is named after the estate’s owner, Ken Mackenzie. Ken was a Spitfire pilot during the Second World War. His call-signal and nickname was “Stork” as he was tall with long, thin legs.
Shiraz is the cultivar that has made Hartenberg famous, and The Stork will ensure this reputation continues

Alcohol: 14%