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2016 Standish Wine Co Lamella Shiraz

2016 Standish Wine Co Lamella Shiraz

I suspect the 2016 Lamella Shiraz will be the longest lived of Standish's impressive 2016 releases.'
99 Points - Joe Czerwinski

$115.00 Per Bottle


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    Nothing short of a miracle. The 2016 Lamella is a wondrous wine that has few, if any peers in Australia. Eden Valley Shiraz that outshines even the biggest of challengers from the area (that includes you Hill of Grace). Where else on earth can you get so much latent power, precision and tannin definition in a wine that still seems poised and balanced. Dan Standish is the wonder-kid and this is his best gear yet. 

    'I consider Dan Standish the reigning king of Barossa Shiraz. On a conference-room table at Peter Lehmann, surrounded by other top-quality wines, his 2016s completely bowled me over for their intensity, complexity and harmony. And, according to Standish, 2016 was an easy vintage. One-and-a-half inches of rain in January slowed down the ripening until harvest could take place under slightly cooler conditions. "We had tiny berries, we had to do nothing in the vineyards," he said. Sourced from single old-vine plantings in the subregions of Ebenezer, Marananga, Greenock and Hutton Vale, this is a prodigious collection of wines, meticulously produced in tiny quantities from old vines and low yields.'
    Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


    100% Shiraz. Sourced from the Hamilton Family Vineyard - Springton Eden Valley. Planted on own roots in 1858. Granite marl at 500 metres above sea level.


    Fragrantly scented, tautly structured and finely poised - this represents the coiled reserve of the Eden Valley. Valley. 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 cool limestone. Supple, lithe, its youthful ease
    shouldn’t detract from the sea of promise it holds for the future.


    'I suspect the 2016 Lamella Shiraz will be the longest lived of Standish's impressive 2016 releases. Sourced from Hutton Vale, it was made using 100% whole clusters and does appear slightly more tannic than the other bottlings. It starts with gorgeous florals, mint and blueberries, which carry onto the full-bodied, concentrated palate. It's richly tannic and velvety, with tremendous length.'
    99 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    'Hutton Vale Farm, Eden Valley. You can buy a lot of more expensive wines from this neck of the woods, though I doubt they’d be better.

    Blackberry, blackcurrant, sage and mint, liquorice and chocolate boxes, and an almost rosy perfume, and yes, it smells very good, but that’s just the appetizer (cue Cartman). Full bodied, almost a juiciness here, but then comes a sweep of ultra-fine tannin, that might best be described as ‘sexual chocolate’. Oh those tannins. Lavish mouth-soaking tannin layered through cool Eden Valley Shiraz fruitiness. Black tea, don’t mind if I do. And a finish that’s rippling with tannin, flavour and freshness. It’s obscenely good.'
    97+ Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front