Are you kidding me? This is among the most flamboyant and hedonistic wines I’ve ver tried sampled. Would be a real struggle to drink a few glasses. — 11 days ago
Big fruit! Big mouth for such a new vintage. Well balanced. For the price, well worth it. — 2 months ago
Sweetest red I've drank. Medium body, with a light after taste. — 3 months ago
Blend of Barossa and Eden Valley grapes. 18 months in French barriques 30% new — 8 days 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!
— 21 days ago
Deep ruby color. On the nose Grenache drives with red berries, strawberries and red currant jam. When wine opens tye nose turns sweeter and deeper. On palate pronounces acidity, mix or red, blue and black berries, some oak, quite sandy tannins and slight heat on the back palate. Very enjoyable and goes well with our easter lamb prep — 3 months ago
Somewhat more drinkable than the Laird, yet still a monster. — 11 days ago
As mentioned in previous notes The Steading is my favourite Torbreck Cuvée. A moreish blend of 64% Grenache, 18% Shiraz and 18% Mataro. Raspberry sweet notes from the Grenache and a tarry note from the Mataro, Spice from the Shiraz. Still fresh after 11 years with resolved tannins. Bottom line delicious! Need to buy the latest vintage. — a month ago