Dandelion shiraz riesling

Shiraz-Riesling, "Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale" 2014

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:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
95% Shiraz, 5% Riesling
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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

Reviews

  • "92 points. Vivid purple. Powerful dark berry, incense and floral aromas are complemented by deeper suggestions of mocha and vanilla. Sweet, broad and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated blackberry and cherry liqueur flavors given spine and lift by a kick of juicy acidity. Clings with impressive tenacity on the finish, which is shaped by smooth, harmonious tannins." (vinous)
  • "89 points. Savory, with hints of teriyaki and roasted herb to the cola-laced blackberry and plum core. Gutsy and intense on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 5,000 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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