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July 2013 Newsletter - Latest Releases

Monday, July 01, 2013

WHAT A WONDERFUL START TO 2013! This year’s vintage was a cracker. The beauty of wine is that each bottle represents the trials and tribulations of that particular vintage expressing the characteristics of the weather, the soils and the love of the vine.

Our new Portuguese varieties

WE ARE EXCEPTIONALLY PROUD of our 2012 Reserve Release of three new wines, traditionally used in our Vintage Fortified and The Prince blend. Each wine exudes individual personality and is an excellent representation of the signature wines Stanton and Killeen produce. The Tempranillo is spicy and rich; the Touriga Nacional is floral and delicate; and the Souzão is complex and chocolaty. Only limited quantities available so be sure to place your order.


Tempranillo 2012

Rich and full of spicy complexity, this ‘Temp’ is both bold yet elegant. It has great length on the palate with bright, fresh fruit flavours and mocha notes. This wine lures you in with its stunning flavours and structure.

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Sparkling Reserve Tempranillo
Sparkling Reserve Tempranillo NV

Our first release of this wine and one of the few wineries to use premium parcels of Tempranillo to make the entertaining season's perfect drink...

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Touriga Nacional
Touriga Nacional 2012

Each mouthful of this intensely floral and delicate wine reveals a new surprise, leaving you wanting more! Layers of lavender, blueberries and savoury pomegranate reward the palate with a superbly long finish.

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Souzão 2012

Wonderfully savoury and complex, this wine has a deep, rich colour and an impressively long finish. Flavours of blackberries and cherry ripe fill the mouth with delicious, chewy tannins. With great structure, it is as the ‘backbone’ of many blends and has excellent potential for long term cellaring.

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Muscat Blanc
Muscat Blanc 2013

A beautifully floral and crisp wine filled with lychee and crunchy pear flavours. Great with spicy, winter fare. 500ml.

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Shiraz Durif
Shiraz Durif 2011

With a blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Durif, this wine has a lovely nose of cherries and raspberries and a hint of oak. Highly versatile, it has a weighty, plummy fruit palate and a delicious, long finish.

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Durif 2011

This iconic red has fragrant aromas of brambleberries and roast beetroot to give a fresh, bright expression of Durif. Medium bodied with mulberry flavours, firm tannins and a long finish. Enjoy with anything warm and hearty.

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JENI PORT @jeniport - 13/05/2013 twitter
Just finished off Stanton & Killeen’s 2011 Durif. Smart new packaging, smart wine and just 12.5% and a splash of fancy oak.
Tyson Stelzer Wine Taste Weekly Special Edition 110 - April 2013
Stanton and Killeen Rutherglen Merlot 2011
Throw out the boxes, this wine flies in the face of every generalisation going. Who would have expected Rutherglen to conjure decent merlot in the challengingly cold and wet 2011 vintage. ......At just 12% alcohol it's a lovely, light, lunchtime red, with varietally accurate notes of bright redcurrants, leaf, capsicum and lingering, tangy acidity.
Tyson Stelzer Wine Taste Weekly Special Edition 110 - April 2013
Stanton and Killeen Rose Reserva 2012
This cleverly crafted thing has the structure and style to step beyond the average rose, into a world of wonderful food matching versatility. Simon Killeen harvests the Portuguese varieties touriga nacional, tinta cao and tinta barroca a little earlier than he does for port, but not as early as most for rose, so as to retain some richness. The entire production is vinified in eight year old oak barrels with lees stirring and partial malolactic fermentation so as to creat complexity and texture without oak characters, retaining the bright fresh cranberry pomegranate and raspeberry notes of the fruit. The result is a beautifully textured, bone dry style with a fine tannin stuctue, tangy acidity and savoury appeal.