Lovely pungent aromas of briary fruits laced with earthy, savoury notes. Palate is round well integrated and full bodied with plums, licorice, blackberry and sarsaparilla. The blend is a classic ‘Port’ blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cao and Tina Barroca. Named in honour after the Prince of Port, oops sorry Vintage Fortified – Chis Killeen. A lovely man, Chris was my panel chair in the first wine show I judge in.
Stanton & Killeen The Prince, Iberian Blend 2018, Rutherglen, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.