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Hartenberg Estate, The Stork Shiraz 2016

(2 reviews)

The Stork was the nickname for Ken Mackenzie – a WW2 Spitfire pilot who bought Hartenberg farm in 1987. His daughters still own and run the property today.

This limited volume wine represents a specific vineyard with clay–rich soils, which add a savoury character to the concentrated dark fruits flavours and white pepper spice. Tannins are smooth from well integrated new French oak.

“For hedonists, this is the perfect Shiraz!” – (NM) Robert Parker

Tim Atkin | 94pts


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Shiraz / Syrah

LightFull Bodied



Voluptuous aromas of ripe dark and red fruit combine with spicy notes on the bouquet. The palate shows an abundance of berry flavours, smooth, silky tannins and a bold finish.


Nestled in a valley on the free-draining, north-eastern slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, Hartenberg enjoys a Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

The vineyards face north, west, and east, with varietals planted to take advantage of either morning or afternoon sun. There is a difference in altitude of some 250 metres between the northern and southern vineyards.

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

2 reviews for Hartenberg Estate, The Stork Shiraz 2016

  1. 94pts | Tim Atkin

    “I love the more difficult vintages,” says Carl Schultz, who relished the challenge of 2016. Planted with the SH99B clone from Stellenzicht back in 1999, this sees 100% new wood and is deliberately labelled as a Shiraz. Sourced from clay rich soils, this is focused, dense and profound with plum and blackberry fruit and scented cinnamon spice. 2022-30”

    Tim Atkin 2020 SA Report

  2. Platter’s | 93pts

    “Shiraz off deep, clay-rich loam soil. 2016 is superb, savoury, with layers of aromatic blackcurrant & plum laced with spice & white pepper. Effortlessly assimilates all-new wood, giving substantial but malleable structure, tannins very smooth. Hard to resist now, but good for many years.”

    Platter’s 2021

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