Grapes are from an old vine vineyard in the Barossa with vines over a hundred years old, many on original rootstock. Throughout their vineyards Dandelion Vineyards encourage the humble dandelion amongst the vines as they suppress winter weeds and provide mulch in summer. The Lionheart is named after Barossa's lifelong champion of old vines - Carl Lindner.
The 2017 is looking like a real cracker. On the nose there are hints of 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. On the palate there’s a moreish chewiness about this red wine that puts you straight into the Barossa. Yet there’s deftness about the wine’s given weight. It is earthy and textural; the dry, powdery tannins that glide in at the mid palate assuage any fear of the dreaded fruit-bomb effect. And then the after palate is a neat composition of fruit sweetness and savouriness, bringing a natural balance.
Country: AustraliaRegion: BarossaColour: RedGrape: ShirazVintage: 2017Bottle Size: 75clBottle Retail Price: £14.50Half Bottle Price: £7.95
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