Good, big, yet rustic. Will age well. — 3 months ago
Relic Petite Sirah is well-made but so strong it is hard to pair it with any food or drink it alone. It starts with intense sweet fruit, followed by earthy flavors, and finishes with smooth tannins but burning intense acidity. The alcohol level is just too high and I don’t believe even steak would be a good pairing. This Petite Sirah would work only with lamb, venison, or other strongly flavored meat. Even after 13 years and hours of air, it is so strong it will overpower anything else. — 2 months ago
If you have not had this producer of Shiraz from Barossa, you are missing out on some special wines from very old vines. In the case of “The Relic” 100 year old vines. We walked the Standish Estate vines w/ Dan in April 2017. They yield a paltry 500 pounds of fruit per acre. Normally, very high quality wine are around 2,00-2,500 pounds of fruit per acre. So, his wines are from small concentrated berries.
You won’t find his wines in the US except on the secondary markets. He doesn’t have or need a US importer as he sells everything he makes through his mailing list. However, worth seeking out. Also, his wines need to age and you can find them this old. I have numerous times.
Dan started out in Barossa and then gathered much of winemaking knowledge working his way through Europe for several producers and a majority of them in France.
When he returned to Australia, he became the Winemaker at Torbreck before starting “The Standish Wine Company.”
I’ve posted several of his wines with detailed notes and will let them speak here. Cheers!
— 3 years ago
Aromatico, pasas y berries oscuras! Sedoso en boca,, frutas oscuras, pasas, chocolate, datiles, tanino balanceado. Para un 2009 esta en su punto pero en su momento, puede resultar dulzon de acuerdo al paladar. Muy balanceado. — 2 months ago
Super delicious — 2 years ago