Standish The Schubert Theorem 2017
From a Marananga vineyard, Standish's 2016 The Schubert Theorem Shiraz is even darker hued than The Relic. Blueberries, licorice and violets appear on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and creamy-textured, growing more tannic and savory on the nearly endless finish. Monolithic and young, give this at least a couple of years to become more approachable. I consider Dan Standish the reigning king of Barossa Shiraz. - Joe Czerwinski
Opaque violet. Powerful scents of ripe black and blue fruits, pungent flowers, incense and smoky minerals, along with building licorice and game. Offers vibrant blueberry, cherry-cola, candied violet and exotic spice flavors that deepen and spread out slowly as the wine opens up. Rich yet energetic as well, with an impressively long, spice- and mineral-dominated finish that features youthfully gripping tannins and a repeating touch of gaminess.