4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Subtitled Michael Ian, the Ord’s only son, 14 (91 pts) straddles flavour spectrum from peppery spice to earthy leather, deep, dark & concentrated fruit in velvety frame, dash mourvedre adding panache. 20 months old oak.
91 pts Vinous/Neil Martin Aug 2018
The 2014 Kevin Arnold Shiraz was matured for 20 months in 225- and 500-liter old French oak barriques. The lifted blackberry, blueberry and crushed violet bouquet gains momentum with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and tarry red and black fruit, and a touch of allspice and white pepper appears toward the finish. There is a sense of precision and structure to this Shiraz that suggests it will give a decade’s worth of drinking pleasure. Excellent.2020-2028