2018 Standish Wine Co Andelmonde Shiraz Barossa Valley – 100% Shiraz hand-picked from a vineyard not far from the winery in the Light Pass subregion of Barossa Valley, Kalimna Road.
2018 is a vintage that Dan is extremely happy with, the wines showing all the definition, complexity and balance you would expect from him. You will see these wines already have stunning reviews, some of his best work yet.
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.
The most aromatic of all the 2018 Standish wines with intoxicating aromas of raspberry, dark plums, blackberries and mint interwoven with notes of dark chocolate, vanillin cedar and spice. Full-bodied, rich and opulent the palate delivers with incredible intensity, a creamy texture, plush mouthfeel and a exceptionally long, silky finish.
Approachable in its youth but will reward with careful cellaring for 10+ years.
97 Points – Thomas Girgensohn’s Australian Wine Reviews
94-96 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate – Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski
Single Price: $140.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $105.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,260.00