Concentrated but not over extracted. Profound depth of super old vines speaking clearly. Almost another dimension of flavours. Big but complex. — a month ago
This is HUGE.
Sweet macerated black fruit, dark chocolate, caramel macchiato, old aceto balsamico and incense are my first and most obvious impressions.
After awhile I also get some tiny whiffs of waxed antiques, damp earth and Pata Negra.
No wimpy wine! Especially made for Dielen’s Wine Shop in Venlo, NL by Dan Standish. — 4 months ago
2010. A less standish Standish? Lovely red fruit. Elegance. Drink. — 7 years ago
Won't see this again. Miss ya Standish! — 8 years ago
2019 again with WEA. Coffee/ vanilla nose and the tannins are crazy, I felt my mouth was covered in grape skins. Really inky / almost blueberry taste — 3 months ago
I'm assuming this is the Lamella. For me, this stood out among Dan's three wines. Exotic, with a good dose of spice. GW sums this up pretty well:
Hand-picked from the Stonegarden Vineyard (planted 1858) in the far south eastern hills of the Eden Valley. I’m not sure Eden Valley Shiraz gets much better than this. Black fruits, black pepper and exotic spice, sage and aromatic herbs, BBQ snags, floral top notes. Full bodied, incredible density and depth to the fruit, black fruits with a subtle mintiness, all that spice and mouth-perfume, then sheets of silky ultra-high pixel tannin, cool acidity, and superb length, with a cascade of nourishing tannin to farewell. Superb. — 4 years ago
Had 2019 for WEA tasting. Smelled more floral/ light wood; tasted spicy upfront (more like Asian spice / pink peppercorn), red fruit, hay? Super long and intense tannins — 3 months ago
Great wine. Nose of black berry syrup and vanilla. Loads of black fruit on the palate with cloves, vanilla and some earth. Full body with a long finish. — 4 years ago
Amazing wine for its age! What a great surprise! 2006 vintage tasted 10 years later! — 6 years ago