Friday, December 24, 2021

The Standish Wine Company Lamella Shiraz

 I am quite excited about this wine. Therefore I am writing this up, as I drink it on Christmas Eve. It is the 2015 The Standish Wine Company Lamella from Eden Valley.

I am drawn straight to the palate. Flavours of red cherry, cranberry, mocca, and some secondary earthy notes create interest. The key here, however, is the combination of energy, power and elegance. This wine absolutely nails it. The tannins are fine for a full-bodied wine. The super long finish is smooth and lifted, and very impactful.

This wine is superb drinking now. It will not last as long as a very good Bordeaux, but should drink really well for the next 3-5 years.

Score: 97/+++


Anonymous said...

Hi Thomas,
On the issue of cult wineries and wines which Standish Wines are, or have become, what are your thoughts on the future price of these wines?
Historically, Barossa Shiraz has seen some meteoric rises following continual outstanding reviews. Wondering if Standish could head a similar way?


Alontin said...

Obviously I don't know, but I would not be surprised. 2020 was another drought year in the Barossa, and Dan Standish mentioned to me some time ago he might only make one wine in 2020. This scarcity could drive up pricing, too.