Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2011 Wine Review

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2011
Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2011
Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2011
Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 167189
Wine Type: Red Wine


 
Price: $20.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2012-2015
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Dandelion Vineyards
Agent: Du Chasse Wines & Spirits
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Natalie's Score: 94/100

Classic Aussie Shiraz: big black fruit aromas up front, with some dark spices on the finish. Full-bodied and supple. The grapes for this wine come from vines that are almost 100 years old, and that concentration shows in the wine that was open-fermented with wild yeast and then matured 18 months in mostly second use French barrels. The wine was not fined or filtered. Great structure and long finish. Superb craftsmanship. Shiraz food pairings: black bean soup, lamb cutlets, rich meat & game casseroles. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine

This Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2011 was reviewed December 7, 2012 by

 

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Travis Oke rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a terrific wine - a good example of modern Aussie Shiraz [there are tannins upfront and a bit of vanilla sweetness at the end]. I wish I had the patience to lay this down for 5 more years - but I already drank it.
From vines over or approaching 100 years old, open-fermented with wild yeast, then spent 18 months in some new, mainly old, French oak barriques. Neither fined nor filtered. Even more deeply coloured than Dandelion’s Lioness of McLaren Vale, with a full array of black fruits on the medium-bodied palate. Some sophisticated handling in the winery has produced a remarkable result. Drink until 2025. Score: 94. Source: James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Feb. 14, 2013

 
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