Dandelion Vineyards, Lionheart of the Barossa, Shiraz
£13.43 ex. VAT
Nick Stock, one of Australia’s leading journalists, has described Dandelion as follows: “Brooks has teamed up with his winemaking wife Elena, a woman whose talents are outweighed only by her tolerance, in an exciting new venture called Dandelion Vineyards. The approach is remarkably simple and sees Elena making wine from a suite of beautiful old vineyards across that blessed curve that runs from the Barossa, up through the Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills and down into McLaren Vale.”
Named after Barossa’s lifelong champion of old vines, Carl Lindner, the grapes for this Shiraz come from an old vineyard in the Barossa where the vines are over a 100 years old, many on their original rootstock.
Tasting Note: Generous, mouth-filling sweet blackberries, raspberries and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice followed by firm but fine tannins and a dark, chocolatey finish.