From the Standish Family Vineyard on Siegersdorf Road, Vine Vale. 1912 planting.
Black fruit, liquorice, earth, grilled meat with pepper, dried roses, vanilla and exotic spices. Full bodied, rich and ripe, but savoury and controlled, thick with sooty and pleasantly raw-edged tannin, dense brooding flavour, a pulse of fresh acidity, then tannin and tar ‘n spice rolling into the long finish, and a surprising lingering mouth-perfume of roses and plums.
Lots of layers here, and a more ‘natural’ feel than many Barossa Shiraz. It’s pretty bloody good.
Rated : 96 Points Gary Winefront.com.au