Following on from the stunning 2010 Barolos I tasted a few days ago, I wanted to see if an Australian Shiraz could match it with them. From one of my favourite Australian producers, I found a 2012 Standish Wine Company Andelmonde in my cellar.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
The Standish Wine Company Andelmonde
The old vines are grown on sandy soil in Light Pass, near the winery. Given this, as you would expect, the wine has a beautiful aromatic bouquet, like walking through a steaming wet forest.
On the palate, the wine is mostly red fruited, showing blueberry as well. This wine is very intense, and the flavours are pure and deep. This is an elegant wine on a big frame. The aromatics engulf the mouth in a harmonious and full blooded manner. The firm and a little heavy tannins lead to a long finish.
This excellent wine does not quite sing like the Barolos from a few days ago; and in 2018, The Standish Wines are more layered.
It was a good contest, and I am looking forward to a 2016 Barolo vs. 2018 Standish comparison in a few years time.