2019 The Standish Shiraz
Greenock, Laycock Family Vineyard is the go. All shiraz, all the time.
Exotic Indian spice, floral, thyme and lavender, vanilla and toast. Blackberry nip, earth and toast, suede-like grip to tannin, black olive and ripe blackberry on a long firm finish. Feels very primary. Slight warmth though it, but gee it’s got some mojo. Drink 2023 - 2036.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (May 2021)
Such concentrated blueberry and cherry aromas, as well as violets and fresh-earth aromas. This delivers an immediate sense of richness with chocolate in the mix, too. Very pure. The palate has a very resolved feel with deep, essence-like fruit flavors that hold a rich, plum and blackberry line that drives long and very even. This is really something. Drink over the next decade.