Robert Stein 2014 The Kinnear

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  • Shiraz (97%) Cabernet Sauvignon (3%)
  • 2014
  • Jacob Stein
  • Mudgee
  • Screw cap
  • Blackberry, Earthy & Medium-Bodied

Tasting Notes

Robert Stein’s flagship wine comes in the form of an incredible red blend. It leans heavily on cool-climate Shiraz (97%) and borrows lightly from Cabernet Sauvignon (3%).

The Kinnear is fermented in two allocations. The first, in brand new French Oak Hogsheads and the second in one-year-old hogsheads. The result is a wine with earthy notes and blackberries filling the palate. Soft, subtle tannins make the finish.



97 Points Huon Hooke , The Real Review

“The colour is very deep and bright and youthful; the bouquet gloriously complex with smoky, spicy dark berry and cherry aromas, while the wine is not overly big on the palate but has a real touch of elegance. It’s not a blockbuster. The tannins and acidity have been beautifully managed and the wine is seamless and delicious ... . An outstanding development in Mudgee shiraz. Show more Show less



94 Points Ned Goodwin , Wine Companion

“A shiraz-dominant blend, 30% whole cluster, the remainder foot-stomped whole berry. A dollop of stiffening cabernet was added, before natural fermentation and 18 months of ageing across French and American oak, 30% new. The result is a wine far lighter on its feet than regional expectations would suggest. Red and black curran ... t, satsuma plum, Asian five-spice, liquorice and cinnamon are all present. The palate is full, but at this stage tightly bound to a phalanx of well massaged, vanilla-soaked tannins. All augurs well for a long future. Show more Show less



93 Points Andrew Graham , Australian Wine Review

“The flagship red for Robert Stein and named after the boat that brought the Stein family to Australia in 1838. The Robert Stein Kinnear 2014 is 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet representing the ‘best fruit from the best rows’ of the family’s 40yr old vines. Wild fermented and matured in 50% new oak and the rest 1yr old hogshe ... ads, then a barrel selection. I was expecting a Mountian Blue-esque heartiness, but this is spicy and savoury and mid-weight. Hat tip to Jacob Stein, and what is easily the best winery in the region (look only at recent Mudgee wine shows for evidence). The nose is more Rhone than ‘the Mudge’, with pepper steak and cranberry amidst the coffee powder caramel oak. Underneath the palate is still coming together, with grainy and very savoury dark chocolate oak dominating, the fruit filling out the rest. A big appeal here is the silky smooth texture and the length and breadth of the palate. That oak is dominant for now, but such classy shapes underneath. A Mudgee standout. Show more Show less

Food Pairing

  • Lamb
  • Barbecue
  • Beef

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