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Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling 2013 Wine Review

Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling 2013

Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling 2013

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 5

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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: Profile Wine Group

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A towering, blockbuster Australian red wine blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Riesling. Wood smoke and black fruit with a layered, full-bodied goodness. Great balance and character. The winemaker encourages the humble dandelion, considered a weed, to grow among the vines to suppress winter weeds, provide mulch in the summer and offer their Wishing Clocks in the spring to blow off to make wishes come true. Whole bunches of grapes from the MacMurtie's Vineyard are hand-harvested during the first week of March and fermented in open top fermenters with their stalks on and on top of some Riesling for 11 days while being hand plunged twice a day. Then there was a delicate basket pressing and aging in mostly older French oak barrels. Dances beautifully with a grilled steak.

Shiraz Riesling food pairings: Grilled pork ribs smothered in a zesty sauce. Sauteed veal chops in mushrooms and red wine, grilled steak.

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This Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling 2013 was reviewed on March 4, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Shiraz with a splash of Riesling. What? Indeed an odd pairing and perhaps added to bring some lively acidity to a hot climate. The wine is still dark and inky in nature with dark fruit and black pepper in abundance with whiffs of floral and herbal notes. The palate is full-bodied, tannins smoothing and the bright acidity keeps it all in check. An opulent wine to say the least with good complexity at this price point.
Tasted: February 2017
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

This is an unusual blend of Shiraz with a little Riesling. Opaque dark garnet with ripe dark berries and mild spice on nose, followed by sweet cherry, dark berries, sweet spice, licorice, cola and oak flavours, which don't seem to add up happily, tasting rather like root beer. An odd couple.
Tasted Feb. 2017
Woodsmoke and black fruit with a layered, full-bodied goodness. Great balance and character. Dances beautifully with a grilled steak. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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