We’re rolling out the red carpet on a curated selection of premium Barossa Shiraz, including the coveted and Classified Standish Wine Company The Standish Single Vineyard Shiraz. For a limited time, access this offer at 45% off RRP. These are awarded and acclaimed Shiraz from the region’s standout producers in a case of six for just $499, RRP $910.
In this pack, you will find:
The Standish Wine Company The Relic Single Vineyard Shiraz Viognier 2017 x 1
The Standish Wine Company The Standish Single Vineyard Shiraz 2017 x 1
Dandelion Vineyards Red Queen Shiraz 2017 x 2
Saltram No. 1 Shiraz 2016 x 2
Made from Colin Krohen's Eden Valley vineyard planted over 100 years ago (1912). Hand-picked with one-third whole bunches, two-thirds crushed on top, open-fermented, 11 days on skins, matured for 30 months in French oak (50% new). The density of the colour is striking, as is the depth and power of the fruit. This is an extraordinary wine, the intensity of its black fruits awe-inspiring, oak and tannins insisting on adding their say.
98 points, Wine Companion (September 2019)
Lifted, herbal notes of mint, thyme and sage appear on the nose of the 2017 The Standish Shiraz. They're followed by waves of raspberries and more raspberries, fleshing out the full-bodied palate and lingering onto the long, silky finish, where they're joined by savory roasted-meat and espresso notes. While almost approachable now, a few years in the cellar surely wouldn't hurt.
96 points, Wine Advocate (November 2019)
Standish's 2017 The Relic Shiraz-Viognier includes 2% Viognier, just enough to soften the wine's considerable tannins and add a floral element on the nose. Gorgeous scents of brambly blackberries and anise lead into a wine that's full-bodied and plush, long and silky, adding hints of cocoa and espresso on the finish.
97 points, Wine Advocate (November 2019)
Adelaide Wine Show 2019
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.