February 25, 2019

Dandelion Lionheart of Barossa Shiraz 2017

There is no wonder, really, that this wine is so highly decorated. It seems to make picking up accolades look effortless when in reality, this wine has had a century’s worth of experience in the making. The grapes for this classic Barossa Valley shiraz come from vines that are at least one hundred years old. After fermentation, basket pressing and time in mostly seasoned barrels, the wine is fresh and smooth.

The deeply coloured purple hues leap from the glass and there is also no mistaking that pepper, blackberry, chocolatey earth, nutmeg with a touch of thyme embellishment and on the palate, some cola. The chocolatey depths are full bodied with ripe tannins adding some extra flesh to the structure. It is a wine that hits the spot when a juicy, bold red is required. An easy going Sunday lunch followed by a chunk of truffle cheddar sounds good. As does a burger with all the trimmings – Aussie style (I am talking beetroot, egg and bacon here, none of those pickle things)!

So, not only a highly decorated wine, with Dandelion’s distinctive and gorgeous label, it could also be said to be highly decorative as well.

Quickie review «A bold, juicy red wine with all the expressions of Australia’s Barossa Valley, there is so much to enjoy here without breaking the budget.»

Country of Origin: Barossa Valley, Australia
Tasting Date: January 2019
Price:  AU$28 |UK£14
Drink: now-  10 + years
Needs food: no 
Source: tasting

This wine was featured on a winemusing.tv ‘Quickie Review’:

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