Additional Wine Notes
Although big and powerful Australian Shiraz tends to have a shorter than expected drinking window. There are a few exceptions notably the more quality conscious producers and those that have honed their skill over the decades. Standish is one of these producers and their Relic Shiraz-Viognier blend is a good example of French style being adapted to new-world regions and creating something unique. It has all the dark fruit and pepper characteristics one would expect but has an elegance and femininity that sets it apart from the more conventional Australian Shiraz.
2006 was a good vintage in South Australia