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Stanton & Killeen Classic Tokay (500ML)

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  • RP91
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Winemaker Notes

Light golden color with some brown and green tinges. Honey and malt characters on the bouquet mixed with some pleasant wood 'rancio' overtones. Luscious 'honey like' palate with a dry spirit finish. Excellent after dinner drink, especially with coffee and chocolates. Works well slightly chilled with dried fruit desserts or chocolate flavored desserts.

Critical Acclaim

JH 95
Australian Wine Companion

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

The light amber-colored Classic Tokay reveals wonderful sweetness along with an intriguing nose of marmalade, maple syrup, prunes, toffee, and honeyed tea. Full-bodied, unctuous, and sweet, it is remarkably light on its feet for its level of decadence.

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Stanton & Killeen Wines

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Stanton & Killeen Wines, , Australia
Stanton & Killeen
The winery is in a picturesque setting on gently undulating farmland with shaded parking and barbeque/picnic facilities. There is a comfortable fully air-conditioned cellar door tasting room where a full range of award winning table and dessert wines including distinctive full bodied dry reds, famous Rutherglen Muscats and Tokay Dessert Wines, Vintage Ports and White table wines are available for tasting and purchase.

Syrah/Shiraz

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Marked by unmistakable aromatics, a savory palate, and an elegant texture...

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Marked by unmistakable aromatics, a savory palate, and an elegant texture, Syrah is capable of producing fascinatingly complex and long-lived wines with a stunning purple hue. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah’s best examples are found in Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. It is also an important component of the GSM blends of the Southern Rhône and beyond, alongside Grenache and Mourvèdre. Both varietal Syrah and GSM blends are common in Australia and California and are gaining popularity in Washington State. In Australia, Syrah is known by the synonym Shiraz, which tends to indicate a bolder, fruit-driven style of wine, and is occasionally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon for added depth and structure.

In the Glass

At its best, Syrah shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice, white pepper, smoke, and even bacon fat. Many examples from California aim to recreate this savory style, while others focus more on concentrated fruit flavors. In Australia, under the name Shiraz, it shines as that country’s unofficial signature red grape, producing deep, dark, intense, and often jammy reds.

Perfect Pairings

Cool-climate Syrah, with its peppery spices, is a natural match with flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb dishes, where the spice is more about flavor than heat. With Australian Shiraz, grown in warmer regions, heavy meat dishes with abundant protein and fat are a necessity to match the intensity of the wine.

Sommelier Secret

Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” this synonym for Syrah has been adopted by winemakers throughout the world. If the label says “Shiraz,” you can typically expect a plush, fruity, and potent wine made in the Australian style. New World "Syrah" will generally more closely resemble the French style.