Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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R 5 863
Lot 487
Hartenberg; The Stork; 2007; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 6 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 5 863
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

The Stork, 2007
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
With a rich history that dates back to 1692, Hartenberg has passed through the legendary families of Finlayson and Gilbey until the late Ken Mackenzie purchased the estate in 1987. Situated in its own self-contained valley on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, the terroir is renowned for fine quality and ageability. CWG member Carl Schultz has presided as the head winemaker for over 25 years and has produced world class, powerful reds. 

The 170-hectare property has a pure water source running through it, and a number of birds and animals which call Hartenberg their home. As such, the owners and staff have accepted responsibility for the conservation of the property through considered and sustainable use of all natural resources. They have various initiatives in place to ensure an environment where nature thrives.
This Shiraz from clay soils was made in honour of Ken Mackenzie, who preferred Shiraz over all reds. Tall and thin, with long legs, he served as a Spitfire pilot in WW2 and was affectionately known as the ‘Stork’.

Critics Ratings

‘Most immediate of the shiraz ‘Royal Flush’, from clay soils. 2007 ‘big’ in all respects; ripe red pimento fruits, sturdy oak vanilla (26 mths new Fr) & opulent 15.4% alc in a Zin-lookalike package. 2006 elegant after gorgeous 2005 (5 stars).’ – Platter's SA Wine Guide, 4.5* 

‘Sourced from terra rossa soils on southeast slopes, 2007 The Stork was raised for 27 months entirely in French oak. It has a decadent, almost ostentatious bouquet of macerated dark cherries, creme de cassis, plum and glycerine. The palate is full-bodied with silky smooth, seamless tannins and layers of luscious red fruits. The alcohol at 15.54% is well controlled although it lends the finish warmth rather than precision. For hedonists, this is the perfect Shiraz! Drink 2012-2018.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 91/100 (Aug 2011)

‘Ripe and focused, with a beam of crushed damson plum, linzer torte, loganberry and succulent black cherry fruit, laced with licorice and spice on the rock-solid finish. Shiraz.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 90/100 (Jun 2011)

Provenance

Private Client


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