Standish The Relic Shiraz Viognier 2019 750ml, Barossa Valley
From the Hongell Vineyard, sees 1% viognier used. A very gentle seasoning.
Big perfume, ripe berries, floral whiffs, sweet, turned earth character, jellied plum, blackcurrant pastilles. So much to sniff on. Supple, soft and juicy in the palate, though there’s some tension in the texture and it finishes long, fanning out magnificently. A sense of poise and lift too. Wonderful, elegant, big-lush expression. Drink 2021 - 2036.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (May 2021)