2021 Standish Lamella Shiraz
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2021 Standish Lamella Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$145. 00
$1740.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.9%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Apparently 100% whole bunch, I don’t know these things, but my mate Erin Larkin tells me that’s the case.
Blackberry liqueur, praline and chocolate, sage and mint, dark XMAS cake, dried flowers and chamomile. It’s full-bodied, all the rich dark cherry and blackberry, chocolate sauce, so much ripe dark succulent fruit, with deep submerged dark chocolate tannin, and maybe a little warmth through it, but gee, so much flavour and power, We have dried herbs of Eden, and lavish chocolate, almost a saucy coulis level of sweetness, but tempered with lush and thick tannin and rich earthiness to close. It’s kind of overt, but wow, it’s a wine of presence and impact. Mind how you go. Drink: 2028-2041+.
96 points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (May 2023)

The 2021 Lamella Shiraz is made with fruit from the Angas family vineyard, Hutton Vale Farm, Eden Valley. The vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Mt Edelstone (Henschke) vineyard and represents the final pick of the season each year. Made with 100% whole bunches in the ferment, the wine opens with characteristic jasmine tea, bergamot, raspberry, graphite and star anise on the nose. The whole-bunch component, far from overtaking the fruit, is seamlessly integrated from the first instance this year. The wine is a cohesive whole and shows an elegance and presence that is beguiling, to say the least. If anything, the 2021 Lamella is full of aching potential; its future is writ upon the balance of fruit and skin/stalk tannin, freshness and density. For lovers of this cuvée, I cannot recall seeing it so balanced and poised on release. The 2018 (a vintage I reference constantly for its high quality and fruit presence) may challenge this statement, however the cool vintage that birthed the Lamella this year has produced a wine of definition and untold potential. Super. Sealed under natural cork. 14.9% alcohol. Drink: 2023-2058.
98+ points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2023)