Buy Waterford Kevin Arnold Shiraz wine in the UK, Stellenbosch, South AfricaBuy Waterford Kevin Arnold Shiraz wine in the UK, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Waterford Estate, Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2017

Concentrated red and dark fruit with warm earthy aromatics can be found in this Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by plum fruit and leather spice undertones.

 

93pts | Tim Atkin

£25.30

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Stellenbosch

Shiraz / Syrah

LightFull Bodied

Description

Lovely aromatics of strong violets, dark plum fruits and licorice. Layered into the aromatics, you will find subtle earthiness and leather spice notes.

The palate is generous and rich with well textured and sturdy tannins which will add many years to the ageing ability. The wine finishes with a cooler feel than expected, with the ocean influence maintaining a great natural acidity.

VINEYARD
Grapes are sourced from vineyards which are grown in the Stellenbosch region. However, from the 2007 vintage, almost all the fruit comes off Waterford Estate. The average age of the vineyards is 20 years old, which makes them well established vineyards.

VINTAGE REVIEW
Third year of drought in the Western Cape, becoming very noticeable in the natural mountain vegetation and low dam levels. Low winter rains but followed by near perfect growing conditions, moderate temperatures and lack of heat waves during harvest. Vineyards remained very healthy and produced lovely bunches, smaller than usual berries giving great concentration. Wines are extremely classical in style, with tight tannin structures and lovely acidities. Reds are going to be great talking points in the future.

GREEN CREDENTIALS
A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).

Additional information

Grape

Shiraz / Syrah

Vintage

2017

Wine Farm

Alcohol

14.5%

Enjoy this wine with roast beef, venison stew, pasta dishes or blue cheese.

1 review for Waterford Estate, Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2017

  1. 93pts | Tim Atkin

    “Kevin Arnold has been making Shiraz for as long as I can remember, although his style has evolved away from new oak over the years. This comes from a combination of sandstone and gravel soils and is a bold, black-fruited number with lots of grip, a hint of whole bunch spice, good tension and focus and a sandalwood top note. 2022-28”

    Tim Atkin

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