Andelmonde - Dan Standish
Made from Barossa Valley grapes growing in the dark red clay for which the region is famous, this ripe Shiraz from The Standish South Australian vineyard has been raved about by any critic lucky enough to stumble across it.
A single-vineyard Shiraz (Greenock) from Dan Standish, sealed with natural cork, 13.5% alcohol. Intensely colored, with a nose that is ripe and sweet but has well defined blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit with some spice and subtle earthy notes.
In Sebastian Crowther's words: "Dan Standish is a sixth generation Barossan, so knows his way around. This wine is not over ripe as many examples of the region are, but rather has before concentration and intensity while retaining elegance."
The palate is hugely concentrated with dense, dark, ripe fruit beautifully framed by the fresh acidity and spicy, earthy savouriness. It’s beautifully judged with firm structure underpinning the sweet fruit, and the oak playing a supporting role.
There’s no hint of over-ripeness, and this is a powerful but balanced wine. One of the best examples of Barossa Shiraz we’ve ever tried.
Named after the first recorded owner of a Syrah vineyard in the Rhone who donated the vineyard to the local church once her husband died (on the condition that she receive a barrel of wine from each vintage, of course), this is one helluva shiraz.
eRobertParker.com 97+ Points!
“With a deep garnet-purple color, the 2010 Andelmonde is a little closed yet still exudes lovely, pure dark fruits and violet scents intermingled with some earthiness and aniseed notes. This Medium to full-bodied, single vineyard Shiraz shows great balance between a vibrant acid line and medium-firm, very fine tannins before finishing with long, layered flavors."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com
"Intensely colored, the palate is hugely concentrated with dense, dark, ripe fruit beautifully framed by the fresh acidity and spicy, earthy savoriness. It’s beautifully judged with firm structure underpinning the sweet fruit, and the oak playing a supporting role. This is a powerful but balanced wine."
Bill Williamson - Williamson Wines
100% Shiraz from vines planted on its own roots in 2002
*Liquefied earth, spiced minerals and sun-drenched ironstone are precociously bound with taut flavors of crème de mure, smoked cedar and roasted herbs. More akin to a focused young wine of Graves than its namesake’s home in the Northern Rhone, Andelmonde’s tightfisted youth will require many years of serenity before realizing its pinnacle."