• TXRhoneRanger wrote: 94 points

    January 23, 2019 - Still derinking great. Cellared upon release. Great fruit, nice purity. Enjoyed with ham & split pea soup. Perfect match! Great wine!

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  • MrMoose Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 7, 2016 - big, rich and just beginning to show, well balanced with gobs of black fruit and plums.

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  • Pancreatitis wrote: 91 points

    June 9, 2015 - A perfect cork.
    Impenetrable dark brick red.
    Concentrated nose resembling the palate with black olives, red currant, stewed cherries and plums. Prominent raisins. Alcohol not noticeable.
    With a good cork should have at least another 10 years ahead of it, this still seemed like a baby needing time to soften up. Certainly hasn't peaked yet.

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  • ubercuvee wrote:

    March 8, 2014 - My first really good bottle of this. Ripe without any pruny/hot notes, a big barossa bruiser - this example could have done with 5 more years

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  • mdefreitas wrote: 84 points

    December 15, 2013 - Pre-Holiday Dinner @ Home: Ripe sweet fruit with intriguing spices, however the sweetness was a bit too much for me.

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  • Giggs wrote: 95 points

    September 8, 2013 - Decanted 3 hours. Similar to the 2003, but a bit more concentrated. Tight, not giving much on the nose or palate. Balsamico, molasses, smoke, fig, and blackberry pulp. Slightly porty, raisiny aromas subside with time in the decanter. Palate is extremely concentrated, with black cherry and black currant, powerful with the magnitude of fruit but actually quite subtle with the nuances of the fruit flavors. This will easily last 10 more years but will probably be at its best from 2016-19.

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  • mcubed Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 22, 2012 - Just an outstanding wine. Needs a long time to breathe. Once open, there are layers of flavors from nose to finish.

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  • chefpete wrote: 92 points

    September 13, 2011 - Beautiful, thick and juisy

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  • Bardamu wrote: 98 points

    July 29, 2011 - This was a truly monumental wine that was showing perfectly last night. I hadn't had this wine for a few years, and I was remembering it as being more 'Aussie' in style, and by 'Aussie' I of course mean that it was going to be thick, jammy, low acid and so on and so forth. My friend, not even close. Massive aromatics, density without the fat, great acid and chew tannins. It was amazing watching (smelling, drinking) this wine open and evolve as the night went on. A remarkable and memorable wine, and most of all, and wine that does it's home country proud. Remember how much we used to love Aussie wines? If more were like this wine, we would again.
    Drink now but I think this chap can go the distance, if I had more, I'd let at least one go another 15+ years.

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  • N2Vin wrote: 92 points

    April 27, 2011 - One of my favorite tasters anywhere Cwheeler had two bottles of this "medicine wine" and rated each 82 points so I wasn't expecting much in this one. To my suprise, not the case. This wine was delicious. Oak, spice and smoke balanced against the still abundant raspberry fruit. Tannins along with substantial alcohol well integrated. No medicinal "iodine" notes at all. Lithe and sweet finish. Fruit is holding so nicely. Smoke and spice notes along with black tea round out this wine. Very nice and a suprise. By and large I am finding these Aussie Shriazs made in the fruit bomb era tend not to hold up well, but Dan's Standish is one that has.

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