2020 Standish Wine Co Schubert Theorem Shiraz Barossa Valley – 100% Shiraz – Sourced from various sections of the Helbig Family Vineyard – Roennfeldt Road, Marananga Planted on own roots – old vines (12ft x 8ft spacing) Deep red/brown earths with eroded protrusions of crystalline quartz ranging between 272-296m above sea level.
2020 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.
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.
The Schubert Theorem lies within a branch of mathematics known as ‘knot theory’. It states that any knot can be uniquely decomposed as the connected sum of prime knots. Aptly named, this wine deconstructs the Schubert family vineyard into its distinct sections, taking the finest elements of each and re-assembling to connect and enhance their strengths.
Mint, sage and thyme accent blackberry and black cherry fruit in the 2020 The Schubert Theorem Shiraz. Full-bodied and rich without being heavy, it finishes tremendously long, with silky, cocoa-powder-like tannins. It should drink well for a couple of decades.
Seductive, stylish and devastatingly powerful, the Standish wines are unmistakably Barossan with an X-Factor.
Single Price: $175.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $140.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,680.00