2015 Kingston Estate Shiraz
$17.40 btl / $208.80 cs (case of 12 x 750ml)
Kingston Estate embodies accessible luxury that can be enjoyed any night of the week. On offer today is the impressive 2015 Kingston Estate Shiraz which over delivers at this price point. South Australia’s 2015 vintage produced outstanding fruit showing intense tannins, deep colors with good cellaring potential.
Grapes carefully selected from Kingston Estate’s Limestone Coast vineyards produces Shiraz with brilliant crimson and purple hues coupled with lush dark berry and plum fruit on the palate that meld elegantly with spice. Hints of smoky oak balance well with soft tannins and a smooth finish. A perfect wine for the ultimate backyard BBQ feast!
The Limestone Coast is one of the most significant wine zones in Australia, producing nearly one-third of South Australia’s quality wines – some of which are the most highly acclaimed in Australia. The zone is regarded as geologically unique and the feature responsible for producing such high-quality wines is its soil. As the name suggests, limestone forms the basis of the soil in the region and are well-draining, rich in nutrients, with a healthy water table beneath the sub-soil – unlike many other South Australian wine producing areas. This means that most irrigation needs are taken care of, which is vital in the dry ripening season.
The vines are cooled by sea breezes during summer, resulting in cool to mild growing conditions with a slow and long ripening process. This extended hang time assists in the development of intensity in the grape’s flavours. Red wines are of particular importance here especially Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot.
Price: Case of 12 at $208.80 ($17.40 per bottle)
Drink: Now or over the next 5 years
Type/Variety/Body: Dry red, 100% Shiraz, Full-body
Food Pairing: Richly flavoured barbecued meats such as slow roasted BBQ pork, braised lamb, game meats such as kangaroo or venison, veggies with high umami factors such as mushrooms or sundried tomatoes, smoked and rich cheeses
94 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge 2016 (2014 vintage)
Mundus Vini, 2016: Silver
Vinalies Internationales, 2016: Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015: Commended
International Wine Challenge, 2015: Commended
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2014: Bronze