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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Standish The Relic Shiraz 2006
Standish The Relic Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 106450)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $74.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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
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About Standish:

The Standish Wine Company was created in 1999 when Dan Standish sourced a small parcel of Old Vine Shiraz from his parent’s vineyard in the heart of the Barossa Valley. The 96-year old vines are planted on the typical sand over clay soil profile characteristic of Vine Vale the sub region of the Barossa Valley. With Dan’s enormous passion for the wines of the Rhone Valley in the south of France, it was natural evolution that the wines made would reflect the intrinsic styles of the Rhone. Formerly a Winemaker at Torbreck Vintners in the Barossa Valley, Dan carries a Degree in Chemical Engineering and has worked in the Napa & Sonoma Valleys in California, La Rioja in Spain and studied extensively the vineyards of the Rhone Valley in France.