How many interesting ‘six degrees of separation’ stories do you have hidden away; perhaps some forgotten, some retold regularly? I have shared one such story with you on the back page. In the food and wine industry there are many times where one is brought together with strangers, often due to the inclusive nature of sharing and enjoying great food and wine.
November is the month when we release the new vintage of our iconic Vintage Fortified. To me, this wine is the greatest representation of the power wine has to connect people as it gets conversations started and memories flowing. Over the festive season, we open a selection of very old vintages to taste in cellar door and I love it when people pick up an ’83 and say “my goodness, where have 30 years gone? I swear 1983 was just yesterday!” Perhaps we should leave some of the questionable hairdos and shoulder pads back in that decade but isn’t it amazing to be able to drink something that is a direct link to a particular year? A tangible symbol of the growing season and hard work in the winery from that vintage.
We are very excited to announce that S&K will soon release the 2012 Jack’s Block Shiraz; after a 5 year hiatus. Cellar Club members will receive a bottle in their March 2014 cellar pack and will then be the first to have the opportunity to order this special wine. A limited, general release will follow at Winery Walkabout in June. We have exciting times ahead of us at Stanton and Killeen with a few more surprises up our sleeves for our dedicated and loyal customers.
A dry style with delightful tropical fruit characters. The palate has hints of honeydew, guava and honeysuckle which is complemented with crisp lemon zest, lime and lychee notes on the finish.Buy Online
Vintage Fortified 2008
Varieties: Touriga, Shiraz, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Durif & Tinto CaoBuy Online
Lifted mulberry, black plum and aniseed aromas followed by fresh upfront flavours of cloves and plum with subtle sarsaparilla and black pepper finishing with firm tannins.
The latest Vintage Fortified release is a quintessential mix of Portuguese and French varieties representing a style unique to Stanton and Killeen. The 2008 is a delight to drink now while young and fresh; although for those with patience we estimate the optimum drinking time to be between 2024 and 2030.
Moodemere Shiraz 2011
Vibrant ruby red in colour, the Moodemere 2011 fills the palate with blueberry and plum flavours leading to a delightfully soft, juicy finish. Great to drink now or put away in the cellar for up to 5 years.Buy Online
The combined aromas of grapefruit, cashew and vanillin oak lead to a palate full of creamy peach, nectarine and subtle coconut flavours. It’s beautifully balanced with vibrant fresh texture and a lovely crisp finish.Buy Online