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2016 Standish Wine Co The Relic Shiraz Viognier

Barossa Valley, SA

99 point powerhouse Shiraz Viognier blend from ex-Torbreck Head Winemaker, Dan Standish.

$105.00

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Just awesome stuff.

Joe Czerwinski (The Wine Advocate)

About The Wine

Dan Standish is a Barossa winemaker for a new generation. Each release from 2016 could go toe-to-toe with any of the country's finest. Shiraz fans, get at these wines while you can. They are something special.

The Relic is Dan's powerhouse Shiraz Viognier blend. As head winemaker at Torbreck, Dan crafted the Run Rig, Torbreck's monster old-vine Shiraz Viognier. He learnt plenty about finding balance in opulence while shaping these wines. 

He brings all that knowledge to bear in this release. The 2016 picked up a near-perfect 99 points from Joe Czerwinski at The Wine Advocate, placing it in the top echelon of all wines tasted in this famous publication.

About Standish Wine Co.

Dan Standish is one of the most outstanding Barossa producers in the game today. 

A sixth-generation Barossan, Dan started the Standish Wine Co. in 1999. Over the intervening years, his wines have amassed unanimous acclaim. His offerings now rank amongst the rarest and most sort after Barossa wines for collectors in the know.

After learning his trade at Torbreck, under his eponymous label, Dan has pursued a quest to showcase some of the Barossa region's finest and most ancient sites.

Stylish, seductive and devastatingly powerful, the Standish wines are Barossa wines with unmistakable X-Factor.

Dan Standish tending his ancient vines
Dan Standish tending his ancient vines
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

99Points
The Wine Advocate

"Everything about Dan Standish's 2016 Relic Shiraz-Viognier is remarkable, starting with the ridiculous colour. It's so dark, so purple, so vibrant. Then the nose boasts soaring florals and stone fruits, while the palate delivers fresh blueberries and dried spices. It's full-bodied but creamy textured, with supple tannins and concentrated fruit that lingers on the palate. Just awesome stuff." - Joe Czerwinski (The Wine Advocate)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from the Standish Family Vineyard – Siegersdorf Road, Vine Vale, Barossa Valley. Planted on own roots in 1912 (7.6 Hectares – 12ft x 10ft spacing). Fine white sand over deep heavy red clay at 302m above sea level.

Fragrantly scented, taughtly structured and finely poised – this femme fatale represents the more reserved face of the Barossa. 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 damp limestone. Supple, lithe and without any hint of ‘palate drag’, its youthful ease shouldn’t detract from the sea of promise it holds for the future.

Blend : Shiraz (98%), Viognier (2%)
ABV : 16.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Dan Standish
Winemaker Dan Standish
Barossa Valley, SA
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