2022 Standish Wine Co The Relic Shiraz Viognier

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Powerhouse Shiraz Viognier blend from the iconic Dan Standish.
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Dan Standish is a Barossa winemaker for a new generation. Shiraz fans, get at these wines while you can. They are something special.

The Relic is Dan's powerhouse Shiraz Viognier blend. It's the Barossa meets Côte-Rôtie - or something like that. 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 Relic has perhaps the most explosive nose of the Standish Shiraz releases. The potency of Dan's old vine fruit on full display for all to see.

98+ points
"This vintage is a prettier, finer but no less long or coiled version of itself, and it will prove to be one of the greats in the cellar. The tannins certainly are a highlight for me. Built for age but also, in the framework of this beautiful season, absolutely available to you right now. An effortless beauty, here."
- Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

98 + points - "The 2022 The Relic Shiraz-Viognier contains 2% Viognier skins, and this addition presents in this vintage as a core of raspberry and pomegranate. It is pure fruited and powerfully aromatic, as this cuvee always is. Interestingly, I am tasting this wine from two different glasses: one opened two days ago, one opened this morning. They are quite different, telling us once again that oxygen really is a friend to this producer, especially if choosing to drink these wines young. While the bottle opened two days ago is complete, balanced and utterly refined, it speaks more of its florals and fruit than it does its savory register of spice and complexity. However, the wine opened today has nuances of bacon fat and exotic spice. It is tightly coiled and springy and nowhere near as giving as the former. So, choose your own path. This vintage is a prettier, finer but no less long or coiled version of itself, and it will prove to be one of the greats in the cellar. The tannins certainly are a highlight for me. Built for age but also, in the framework of this beautiful season, absolutely available to you right now. An effortless beauty, here. 14.9% alcohol, sealed under natural cork." - Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

95+ points - "Rich and robust red albeit with a thread of coursing minerality, frisky, floral perfume (and mouth perfume), varied red and black berry fruits, turned earth, game meat, woody spices, faint minty-alpine herb notes. So very much going. Slippery and slurpy, cinched with fine, grainy tannins, a faint sooty spice element to that but feels mostly skinsy and tight by virtue of pure, deep grapiness. A throaty, rich, somewhat warm red with impeccable credentials and great balance. Regal in its stance." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Anthony F.
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    1 year ago
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    2019 Standish Wine Co The Relic Shiraz Viognier
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    2019 Standish Wine Co The Relic Shiraz Viognier
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Fantasitc Wine!

    Another standout wine from Standish. Up there with the best of the Barossa and great value for money.

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    Anthony D.
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    2 years ago
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    2020 Standish Wine Co The Relic Shiraz Viognier
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    2020 Standish Wine Co The Relic Shiraz Viognier
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Top quality Aussie wine

    Cannot go wrong with Standish! Love it!

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    Kieran D.
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    2020 Standish Wine Co The Relic Shiraz Viognier
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing as always

    Not my favourite standish but still one of the best examples of Barossa Shiraz Viognier

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Standish Wine Company

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 sought 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 - Barossa Valley, SA Standish Wine Company

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