Standish The Relic Shiraz Viognier 2003

Barossa Valley
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£65.95 per bottle
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96-98 Points Robert Parker

The 2003 Shiraz/Viognier The Relic is made from 90-year-old Shiraz vines (93%) and Viognier (7%). Aged 30 months in 3- to 5-year-old French barrels, it is an opaque purple-colored offering boasting an extraordinary nose of creme de cassis intermixed with licorice, lead pencil shavings, pepper, and hints of truffles as well as white flowers. Fabulously textured, opulent, full-bodied, and marvelously concentrated, it should drink well for 12-15+ years. If you love the wines of Torbreck, you’ll also find this wine totally compelling.

Taste & Aroma

Score:96

The 2003 Shiraz/Viognier The Relic is made from 90-year-old Shiraz vines (93%) and Viognier (7%). Aged 30 months in 3- to 5-year-old French barrels, it is an opaque purple-colored offering boasting an extraordinary nose of creme de cassis intermixed with licorice, lead pencil shavings, pepper, and hints of truffles as well as white flowers. Fabulously textured, opulent, full-bodied, and marvelously concentrated, it should drink well for 12-15+ years. If you love the wines of Torbreck, you’ll also find this wine totally compelling.

Robert Parker on Oct 1st, 2005

Producer

Standish Wines

Region

Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.

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