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Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2008 Wine Review

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2008

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2008

Barossa, South Australia, Australia

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2011-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Dandelion Vineyards

Agent: Vintage Trade Ltd

Product: 167189

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Classic Aussie Shiraz: big black fruit, meaty with some dark spices on the finish. Full-bodied and supple. Knock it back!

This was reviewed May 14, 2011 by

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Mark Cochrane Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

The Shiraz is definitely fruit forward with flavours of blackberry with some spice and dark chocolate. I was expecting those big bold Aussie tannin's but these were more rounded and refined. It's a dark red wine with a bit of a purple hue around the water line. An impressive Shiraz from the Barossa region of Australia. This full bodied Shiraz has a 14% alcohol level which means the long fruit finish doesn't leave you with a hot sensation like some powerful Shiraz's. The vintner used a combination of new (25%) and old french oak. They also racked the wine without any filtration or fining agents to preserve the complexity of the wine.
Deep crimson colour; must surely have been picked before the heat wave, its medium-bodied frame charged with supple plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit; French oak handling exemplary, as are the tannins ... Drink [until] 2020. Score: 95 Source: James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
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