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Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz

2017

In a Nutshell

Generous and warming Barossa Shiraz.

Tasting Notes

This wine is intense crimson in colour, with a youthful purple hue. On the nose, it has lifted aromas of ripe blackberries, blueberries, spicy pepper notes and Christmas pudding-like spices. Generous, mouth-filling sweet blackberries, raspberries and plums are pronounced on the palate, with sweet spice. It has firm, but fine, tannins and dark chocolate nuances continue onto the lengthy palate.

Production Notes

Whole bunches were hand harvested, gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eight days. The cap was hand plunged twice a day before the fruit was carefully pressed off the skins using a basket press into a mix of new and previously filled French oak barrique to finish fermentation. After 18 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, the wine was bottled without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vines.

Grape Blend

100%

Shiraz

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Australia

Region

Barossa Valley

Vintage

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

14.5%

Grape

Shiraz

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Screwcap

£14.30

Press Quotes & Awards

Offers up hints of roasted meat, black olive and dark fruit on the nose. It's a dry, savoury style, medium to full-bodied, with some soft, dusty tannins on the lingering finish. 90 points.

Joe Czerwinski, Australia: Catching Up, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 31 January 2019

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