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 2018

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

£27.50

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Stellenbosch

Shiraz / Syrah

LightFull Bodied

Description

Discover the taste of South Africa, with Waterford Estates’s Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2018.

Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2018 Tasting Notes

The wine shows aromatics of delicate violets, dark plum fruits and licorice notes which has layered subtle notes of earthiness and leather spice, brought in by the Mourvedre component. The palate follows the aromatics of the nose with similar violet and earthy spice notes.

This South African red wine shows generosity for a vintage which is known for more elegant and finely textured wines. The tannins presented are soft and granular with a fruit-forward finish due to the use of strictly older barrels for ageing.

Waterford Estate Vineyard

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

Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2018 Review

With the winter having lower levels of rainfall we knew that the vineyard was going to be stressed during the springtime but what followed was near-perfect growing conditions for flowering and berry set.

Harvest time was characterised by moderate temperatures and a distinct lack of heat waves which was ideal for berry ripening. The vineyards remained very healthy and produced the perfect bunches, smaller berries than what we usually expect but this gives us great concentration. Apart from being a warm vintage the wines show good freshness and elegance.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2018 pairs well with lean red meats, such as venison, as well as a variety of earthy components.

Wine Facts

No new wood is used in the making of this wine. Gentle vinification methods such as whole berry fermentation and soft extraction methods by means of only pump overs brings out the purity in this wine.

Ratings

Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2022 – 93 points; Platter’s Wine Guide 2023 – 4.5 Stars

Additional information

Grape

Shiraz / Syrah

Vintage

2018

Wine Farm

Alcohol

14%

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

1 review for Waterford Estate, Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2018

  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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