New 2017 Release from the
Brilliant Dan Standish

ETA: End June / Beginning July 2019

I consider Dan Standish
the reigning king of Barossa Shiraz

Joe Czerwinski (Robert Parker.com)

 

We calculate over four hundred Vinorium customers who would agree… We believe Standish wines are something very special.

Dan’s 2016s, introduced last year and exclusively (UK) through The Vinorium, were magnificent with many either sold-out or close to. Joe (Robert.Parker.com) awarded three of the four releases 99 points and The Schubert Theorem Shiraz 98 points, which and given the Aussie competition is quite some achievement.

Previously, Dan held the position as head winemaker at neighbouring Torbreck and was responsible for crafting the Run Rig, Torbreck's old-vine Shiraz Viognier. Both the ’16 Relic and RunRig are blended with 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier and both rank amongst the rarest and most coveted Aussie wines to collect.

Dan has been incredibly generous with 2016 allocations with 1,152 bottles of The Relic being offered to The Vinorium's private customers. Our final tranche (a further 576 bottles) is leaving Adelaide in a matter of weeks and is available to purchase in advance and under bond. For those who cannot wait, we do have 27 bottles left and we suggest you snap them up quickly as we have lifted the trade embargo on purchasing (this also includes our final tranche)

2016 Standish 'The Relic'

£64.95 per bottle

 

£311.70 IB per case of 6x75cl

 
 

Allocations for the 2017 are equally generous but and given the stunning quality of the vintage, we expect these to be sold quickly. 300 bottles of the 2017 The Relic had been allocated to the trade and moved immediately to being sold-out.

 

£311.50 IB per case of 6x75cl

 

The quickest seller was Dan’s 2016 Lamella, which and to highlight the speed, sold-out before the team snaffled one bottle. The Lamella is sourced from Shiraz grown by the Angas family on Hutton Vale Farm, Eden Valley a home their family has tended for seven generations. Today, Lamella is Eden Valley’s No:1 Shiraz, a reputation gained through careful and sensitive winemaking. Our 2017 allocation has doubled to a full pallet, translating to more bottles to spread around our customers’ and staff. We expect ’17 Lamella to be the first to sell-out.


£311.50 IB per case of 6x75cl

 

The 2016 Standish The Standish achieved 99 points with Joe waxing lyrically about the wines “full-bodied, creamy-textured and rich, it's intense, concentrated and long beyond belief”. As with the ’16 Relic, Dan provided a final tranche of 576 bottles however, this was immediately allocated to our trade customers and heads directly from Australia to them. We do have bottles and under bond cases available if you fancy sampling a meteoric Shiraz which will take you to the moon and back in a day. Decant for at least 8 hours and hold tight!

£64.95 per bottle

 

The 2017 Standish, The Standish Shiraz is made from fruit farmed by the Laycock family in the Greenock sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Dan has worked closely with this great vineyard since 2005, with previous releases of Standish 'Andelmonde’ and ‘Borne Bollene’ coming from this site. A few lucky customers experienced these wines
during the past year.


£311.50 IB per case of 6x75cl

 

And finally, we come to one of my personal favourites, The Schubert Theorem Shiraz sourced from an ancient vineyard on the Roennfeldt Road, Marananga, one of the more famous addresses in the Barossa Valley. 2016 stocks are dwindling but and given this wine provides me with a throbbing sense of excitement every time I decant a bottle, I am unsure why we have available stocks. Without further ado the marvellous
2016 Schubert Theorem.

 

Our first ever Aussie 100 pointer 
& our Wine of the Week

100 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The colour is quite extraordinary – midnight black with a rim of dark beetroot. The nose is powerful, hedonistic and exotic with aromatic blueberry compote, crème de mure, black raspberry, liquorice and a lovely scent of wild flowers. With more time in the glass dark, roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and warm earth come into play. Given the colour and powerful aromatics, one would expect an explosive palate however, you would be wrong. The fruit is sweet, mouthcoating and thick but the sense of seamlessness and balance is staggering. Black and blue fruits dominate juxtaposed with perfectly framed tannins, which I have to say are softer than the Peruvian Vicuña. I keep coming back to the wine’s silkiness, balance and persistence – Truly remarkable for a wine of such an age. Yes, the wine poses extraordinary density, but Dan’s deft touch is truly breathtaking. The detail in this wine is fascinating and the length is simply off the charts. This is a wine of serious pedigree and one of the greatest, young wines I have ever tasted from Australia (and I have sampled many thousands). The true essence of great Australian Shiraz and my first Aussie 100 pointer. Decant for 4-6 hours and please use Zalto’s Bordeaux glass. Drinking from 2019 to 2040”.

SOLD OUT

 
 
 

2017 Schubert Theorem

One of our quickest selling Wines of the week was the 2016 Schubert Theorem.
After this success we expect the 2017 Schubert Theorem to sell quickly. 

 

£311.50 IB per case of 6x75cl