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Waterford - Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2015

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Stellenbosch
  • Wine Maker: Kevin Arnold
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 92% Shiraz, 8% Mourvèdre
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Pairs well with lean red meats, such as venison, as well as a variety of earthy components.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2015)

Description

Planted on the rockiest sandstone slopes of Waterford Estate in 2005.
 

Shiraz is a variety chosen for its property of expressing a sense of place, and in this instance, vineyards surrounding Waterford in Stellenbosch. The wine is vinified and matured in old barriques to preserve the delicate aromas and structure of the wine. Each vintage is dedicated to one of the children from the Ord or Arnold families. Kevin has a great passion for this varietal and it has always been a personal favourite. Over the last 20 years, this wine has grown into an incredible brand with followers found throughout the world.

 

Wine tasting notes

Complex red and dark fruit with earth and cold stone leads the aromatics of this Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by plum fruit and leather spice undertones. Natural acidity and classic granular tannins are characteristic to the nature of a Stellenbosch Shiraz. This vintage is named after Katherine Leigh, Jeremy and Leigh Ords’ youngest daughter.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)88 pts

The 2015 Kevin Arnold Shiraz begins with sappy notes of roasted coffee, blackberry and cassis with peppercorn spices and flowers. The palate is clean and spicy with dark fruit followed by integrated oak tones, with a medium to full body and lingering finish with bitter chocolate expression.

Vinification Notes

No new wood is used in the making of this wine. Whole berry ferments and soft extraction methods by means of only pump overs which brings out the purity in this wine.