Dandelion shiraz riesling

Shiraz - Riesling, "Lion's Tooth of the McLaren Vale" 2012

Dandelion Vineyards

Deep red with hints of violet. Intriguing aromas of rose petals and a summer pudding of lifted red fruits, berries and a little lime marmalade from the cofermentation with the aromatic Eden Valley Riesling. Wild cherries, blueberries, and mulberries and an impressive structure balanced by spicy oak. The fruit is opulent, intense red berries balanced by soft velvety tannins and supple oak, resulting in an intriguing finish derived from the unique, enlightened co-ferment.

Country:
Australia
Region:
McLaren Vale
Vineyard designation:
Nat McMurtrie's Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
95% Shiraz, 5% Riesling
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
20% new French barrique (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
14
Case production:
5000

Reviews

  • "90 points. Lurid ruby. Expansive aromas of blackcurrant, cherry compote, mocha and licorice, with smoke and floral nuances building in the glass. At once deeply concentrated and energetic on the palate, offering very good clarity and spicy lift to its juicy black and blue fruit flavors. Finishes smooth, sweet and quite long, with a hint of bitter chocolate and supple framing tannins." (vinous)

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