From the Laycock Family Vineyard in Greenock this is perhaps the most dense and rich shiraz of recent Standish releases but feels far from the blockbuster ilk that the Barossa is famed for. Instead you get fresh forest berries, sweet earthy notes, anise and liquorice, brooding spice and a general sense of vivacity, prettiness, despite the generosity here. It sits high in the palate, opens up with soft, suede tannins and finishes extremely long and with ligt amaro-like sour-sweetness of the best kind. It’s an impeccably polished and seamless wine but shows incredible personality and detail. An experience.