After the First World War, fourth generation Jack Stanton (1895-1989) with the help of his father started building a new winery at the current site of the winery and cellar door.Jack only made fortified wine up until the 1960s when he and his son-in-law Norman Killeen started making red wine to meet changing Australian tastes.
Today, the winery has an average annual crush of 180-200 tonnes with around 70% of production focused on fortifieds and the remaining for red and white wine. Not only do we honour the legacy of the generations before us by nurturing the many precious parcels of fortifieds, Stanton and Killeen are also committed to implementing the best, modern technologies and practices to ensure that S&K wine represents quality, consistency and generations of flavour.
Medium to full red-purple; the complex spicy fruit of the bouquet has clean spirit, the palate again complex, with spicy licorice and blackberry flavours; drier than most Australian Vintage Ports, perhaps due not only to lower residual sugar, but also to that extra period in old wood prior to bottling. Date Tasted: Feb 2001; Rating: 94 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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