Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2012 Wine Review
Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2012
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
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Bottle size: 375 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
This full-bodied red wine has lip-smacking delicious aromas and flavours of black and purple fruit. Smooth and supple. Love the fact that this big shiraz is not filtered, giving us the full-on flavour experience. The grapes for this robust red wine come from vines 100 years old. The wine is open-fermented with wild yeast, then aged 18 months in French oak barrels, and is not fined nor filtered. This robust Australian Shiraz sources grapes from heirloom vineyards. Try this with lamb and rosemary.
Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats and vegetables, pizza, barbecued beef, bison steak, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken.
Luscious Lamb Wine
This Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2012 was reviewed on April 4, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This hand-harvested Barossa Shiraz has subtle ripe cassis on the nose. The palate shows cassis, raspberry, pepper and oak. Fullbodied dry mouthfeel with a long peppery cassis finish. Matured in French oak.
|This is the half-bottle size (375 ml) of this wine. The full sized 750 ml is also in this release. The winery encourages the growth of dandelions, normally seen as weeds to be eliminated. However, dandelions suppress winter weeds and provide mulch in the summer as well as their fluffy white Wishing Clocks in the spring to blow off and make wishes. Lionheart is named in honour of Carl Lindner whose gnarled old vines, some more than a hundred years old, provide the grapes for this wine. The grapes were hand-picked and crushed. The winemaker used wild yeast in an open vat fermentation for 8 days, with regular hand plunging. The wine was then aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews|
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