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Dandelion Lion's Tooth Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2016 Wine Review

Dandelion Lion's Tooth Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2016

Dandelion Lion's Tooth Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2016

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Dandelion

Agent: Du Chasse Wines & Spirits

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This Dandelion Lion's Tooth Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2016 was reviewed on September 15, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Perry rated this wine as 93/100
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Just an absolute joy to drink. It's a rich Barossa that has tons of juiculy fruit to it. It is somewhat more aromatic and fresh than the Lioness ad Lionheart, but maybe some less puissant tannins than both.
Yes, you read right. It is blended with a dash of Riesling. This is a traditional practice in the Northern Rhone to fix colour amd keep the wine bright amd balanced. It is still very mich red. Traditional Rhones thay practice this usually use Viognier, but Viognier is a royal pain to grow (its root name literally means the 'Road to Hell' in Latin). So why not use Riesling, instead? It is also aromatic and a more consistent producer.
This wine has a lovely vibrant ruby-red. Somewhat glass-coating.
An aromatic feast. Plum, blackberry, cassis , smoke apricot, mint, graphit, earth, and slight citrus peel (flavonoly).
The aroams are consostent with the palate. This is not a flabby, big Shiraz. Though it is decently weighty, the wine has freshness and tons of structure; lile most of the wines from this producer.
Pair this wine with some New Zealand lamb done on the barbecue.
Dandelion Lion's Tooth Of McLaren Vale 2016 is a fragrant and full-bodied Shiraz and Riesling wine blend. Whole Shiraz wine grape bunches from the Pieri family's Vineyard were hand-harvested and fermented in open fermenters on top of Riesling skins for 11 days, hand- plunged twice a day and the basket pressed into some new but predominantly older French oak barriques. After 18 months maturation and a racking the wine was bottled without filtering or fining. There is lots of black fruit, cherry, cassis, oak and spice on this wine. Perfect for grilled or roasted meats. - Community Wine Reviews

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