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"No.1 Australian Shiraz" Cuisine Magazine

Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vineyards & vignerons, that have stood the test of time

Perfectly matched with all richly flavoured foods, meats, stews, game or mature hard cheeses

Dandelion Lionheart Barossa Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

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$25.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.99 $28.69
6 Btls, $155.94 6 Btls, $135.60
Awarded Trophy Awarded Platinum Medal: Winemaker Challenge Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Best Buy - 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded Best Buy
Dandelion Lionheart Barossa Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

Dandelion Lionheart Barossa Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

Member rating / 10
The Lionheart is so named after Barossa's lifelong champion of old vines, Carl Lindner...
$25.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.99 $28.69
6 Btls, $155.94 6 Btls, $135.60

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Fuller Bodied Red

Sydney International Wine Competition 2019

Awarded Platinum Medal: Winemaker Challenge

International Wine Competition 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Awarded Gold Medal & Best Value

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

Perth Royal Wine Awards 2018

Awarded 5 Stars & no.1 Australian Shiraz

Cuisine Magazine, Issue 195, Jun 2019

Awarded 95/100 Points

James Halliday

Description

Deeply and darkly yet vibrantly and brightly. There’s the hint of minimal filtering in the wine’s solution but otherwise this alluring red is the faultless hue of some kind of mad hero’s hedonism. Concrete and freshly shot game; the dark, dark chocolate that is unmistakably Barossa shiraz; and then as you smell the wine again and again come the deft combinations of fruit aromatics and very sparing oak bouquet: nutmeg, earthiness, white pepper freshly milled, cinnamon. Here we find depth and work - there’s a moreish chewiness about this red wine that puts you straight into the Barossa. Yet there’s deftness about the wine’s giving weight, indeed, a certain lightness and ease runs through the middle to back palate, as if the wine is a cheerful butcher’s apprentice wearing ballet slippers. It is earthy and textural; the dry, powdery tannins that glide in at the mid palate assuage any fear of the dreaded fruitbomb effect. And then the after palate is a neat composition of fruit sweetness and savouriness, bringing a natural balance.

Dandelion Vineyards is a unique fusion of vineyards and vignerons. These wines represent decades of experience, blending the fruit of their old vine gardens with the finest traditions of artisan winemaking. Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. Their wish is to nurture the unique character of these vineyards and express their terroir in the wines.

The Lionheart is so named after Barossa's lifelong champion of old vines, Carl Lindner. Shiraz. This wine comes from ancient, gnarled vines, some approaching and many over a hundred years of age that not only survive but thrive on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.

In the last week of April whole bunches of Shiraz were hand harvested, then gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eight days, hand plunged twice a day, before careful basket pressing into some new but predominantly older French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, we bottled our Lionheart with minimal winemaking artifact, to capture without filtration or fining, to capture the essence and purity of Carl’s vines. Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting.

Food Pairing: Perfectly matched with all richly flavoured foods, meats, stews, game or mature hard cheeses. Alluring on the palate our Lionheart commands company with food and friends.

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Alcohol

14.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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User comments (4)

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H
delicious and worth the bit extra that it costs

Helen - 15/08/2019

J
Delicious!

Jenni - 12/08/2019

Top wine

Richard - 02/08/2019

R
Excellent Shiraz

Richard - 19/07/2019


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