98 Points - Erin Larkin | Very Limited Stocks
Dan Standish is one of the most outstanding Barossa producers in the game today. A sixth-generation Barossan, Dan established the Standish Wine Co. in 1999. After many years refining his craft at Torbreck, he focuses on showcasing some of the Barossa's finest and most ancient sites under his label. Today his wines are some of the most sought-after of any in Australia, attracting a huge following with their seductive and devastatingly powerful styles of Barossa Shiraz.
As with all wines made by Standish, the 2020 The Schubert Theorem Shiraz is a single vineyard Barossa Shiraz, with The Schubert produced from grapes grown in the Roennfeldt Road vineyard in Marananga. Another extraordinarily dense and complex Barossa Shiraz that delivers all the power and flavour Standish is famous for, our very limited stocks will sell out quickly.
"98 Points. The 2020 The Schubert Theorem Shiraz was made with fruit from the Roennfeldt Road vineyard in Marananga, with 70% whole bunches in the ferment. This is the only cuvée in the collection that sees any inclusion of a different maturation vessel: the northeastern corner of the vineyard goes into concrete, because it retains the pure blue fruit characters that so define the wine. When one considers the dirt that is in this vineyard (and I ask you, without dirt, just where would we all be?), when one sees its black, shaley sparkle, one can get a sense of what to expect in the wine. It is always the black, brooding beast of the pack, but there is always - and I repeat, ALWAYS - a core of very pure fruit at its heart. This year is no different, and it is encased in fine but structuring tannin. It soars long across the palate, and yet within it, this wine is elegant and pliable. If the Lamella is the intriguing, pretty wine, and The Standish is the savory powerhouse, then The Relic is the iron fist–velvet glove... which makes this the enigma. I cannot overstate how attracted I am to the prowling, slinking nature of it. The tannins here - of all the wines - have a blueberry skin gravel to them; they are chalky and fine and a little bit gritty… excellent. This is a sensation, in every respect. A hot contender for best wine in the release this year."- Erin Larkin, Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
"96+ Points. Oooh. A lovely choc-hazelnut bar kind of thing happening here, blueberry and blackberry, spicy too, which is kind of unusual for Roenfeldt, and maybe a character of the vintage. Lots of tannin, kind of gummy and firm, a tea-like flavour and perfume too, Really quite sticky in feel, but ample fruit flavour, lots of mouth-perfume, again the blueberry richness, and iron grip of tannin to close on a long and fresh finish. Here’s a wine of potency and power, that will need many years to roll out. Exotic spice punctuates the finish. Wow. This is intense and firm. Tasted: May22 14% alc. $128 Cork Drink: 2024 - 2040+"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
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