2017 Standish Wine Co Lamella Shiraz Eden Valley – Hand-picked from the Hutton Vale Vineyard in the Eden Valley right next door to Mt. Edelstone! There is something special happening here. Whether it is the extremely low annual rainfalls, the unique sandy granitic soils or the crazy old age of the vine plants.
The 2017 year saw a rarely lush growing season for these old vines, with decent winter-spring rainfall and a long, sustainined ripening period. We’re seeing the vibrancy to match in these wines.
Standish’s bright, luscious Shiraz’s each reveal refined, multi-layers of graceful tannin; fleshy and distinguished. While unmistakably Barossan, this vintage carries an elegance akin to a Northern Rhone offering – an atypical shift resulting from a more modest variation of our renowned ‘blow-dry’ summer heat.
Barrel de-classification took a leading role for these creations, bottling less than one third of production, retaining only the crème de la crème for the final cuvees. The role that soil, site and aspect play is distinctly evident in each of these single site wines as they show their most unique tones to date.
Fragrantly scented, tautly structured and finely poised – this represents the coiled reserve of the Eden Valley. Delicately portioned and beautifully balanced its fragrant notes of acacia petal, crème de cassis and parfait amour are supported by an underlying swath of Szechuan pepper, Guatemalan cocoa and cool limestone. Supple, lithe, its youthful ease shouldn’t detract from the sea of promise it holds for the future.
Single Price: $125.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $99.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,188.00