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Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2015 Wine Review

Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2015

Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2015

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Dandelion Vineyards

Agent: Du Chasse Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Full-bodied, robust and rustic with full-throttle black fruit, smoke, oak and spice aromas. Polished tannins and a long finish. This single vineyard Australian red wine is made from the Shiraz grape. These winemakers see the devil in the weeds, allowing dandelions to grow among the vine as they suppress other weeds and provide nutritious mulch. The "wishing clocks" of white seed in the spring provide new life. The Shiraz grapes are sourced form a single vineyard in the foothills of the McLaren Vale. The vines are planted in ironstone pebble laden with clay loam, over ancient Kurrajong Formation geology of silica cemented conglomerate ideally suited to grow Shiraz. Bunches are hand-picked in mid-March and fermented together in open top fermenters with ambient yeast and hand plunging for 12 days before basket pressing and aging in mostly French oak barriques before bottling without fining. Decant 1 hour and pair with rare steak.

Shiraz food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops.

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This Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2015 was reviewed on July 22, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Perry rated this wine as 92/100
Kim rated this wine as 80/100
Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Of McLaren Vale (2015) Shiraz is full-bodied, smoky, spicy and made from wine grapes sourced from Tuck's Vineyard in Bakers Gully -- a single vineyard in the foothills of the McLaren Vale. These winemakers see the devil in the weeds, allowing dandelions to grow among the vine as they suppress other weeds and provide nutritious mulch. The vines are planted in ironstone pebble laden with clay loam, over ancient Kurrajong Formation geology of silica cemented conglomerate ideally suited to grow Shiraz. This wine won a Platinum Award and Trophy at the 2016 San Francisco Wine Challenge. - Community Wine Reviews

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