Founders Day Case 2015, Waterford Estate

£360.00 per case of 6

About this wine

The 1st of April marks Waterford’s Founders Day, and to celebrate this special occasion they have created a limited-edition Founders Day case which contains 3 bottles of their iconic flagship blend, 2015 Waterford Estate The Jem & 3 bottles of the 2015 Waterford Kevin Arnold Shiraz.

The 2015 vintage is considered one of the best, if not the greatest-ever vintage for South African wine, earning a rating of 95 points on the Wine Enthusiast vintage chart, the highest rating a South African vintage has received to date. Both the 2015 Jem and 2015 Kevin Arnold Shiraz have received outstanding scores / ratings:

Waterford The Jem 2015:

  • Tim Atkin (MW) Special South Africa Report 2020: 96 points
  • Platter’s Wine Guide 2021: 5 stars
  • Neal Martin for Vinous.com (Reviewed April 2021): 93 points

The Jem is a wine that truly expresses the underlying philosophy at Waterford Estate, by reflecting the diversity and exceptional fruit on the property.  The 2015 vintage has inviting aromatics of rich dark chocolate and plum fruit, with additional layers of earthy tones, clove spice, crushed violets and a combination of dark, red berries. The palate is well balanced and effortlessly complements the aromatics. Coated with velvety tannins which provide fullness, and a natural acidity that adds vibrance and elegance to the lasting finish. Displaying a classic dry profile, generosity on the palate, and texture that fully represents its heritage.

Cultivars: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Shiraz, 9% Mourvedre, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Sangiovese, 3% Barbera

Waterford Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2015:

  • Tim Atkin (MW) Special South Africa Report 2019: 94 points
  • Platter’s Wine Guide 2020: 4.5 stars

Complex red and dark fruit with earth and cold stone lead the aromatics of the 2015 Kevin Arnold Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by plum fruit and leather spice undertones. Natural acidity and classic granular tannins are characteristic to the nature of a Stellenbosch Shiraz. Each vintage is dedicated to one of the children from the Ord or Arnold families – the 2015 vintage is named after Katherine Leigh, Jeremy and Leigh Ords’ youngest daughter.

 

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Producer Waterford Estate
Category Gifts & More
Region Stellenbosch
Colour Red
Grape Red Blend
Bottle Size 75cl
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes

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