2020 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.
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.
2020 dealt the driest growing season in 60 years. With no Winter, Spring or Summer rain to speak of, their old vines gave them the tiniest berries they have ever seen at super-low yields. This translated to the most stunningly dense and concentrated wines with extraordinary colour and tannin with a silky smooth, almost creamy texture. One could almost say that these 2020 wines are caricatures of their respective vineyard plots, which will easily live beyond 25 years
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: $190.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $150.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,800.00