2018 Dandelion Lion's Den Shiraz

2018 Dandelion Lion's Den Shiraz

Sarah Linhart

"Powerful McLaren Vale Shiraz with very ripe inky fruit and oak"

Sarah Linhart

Lloyd Heinrich

"Really packs a punch"

Lloyd Heinrich

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Sarah Linhart

"Powerful McLaren Vale Shiraz with very ripe inky fruit and oak"

Sarah Linhart

Lloyd Heinrich

"Really packs a punch"

Lloyd Heinrich

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Made by award-winning winemaker Elena Brooks, this is drawn from a single vineyard in the Willunga foothills in McLaren Vale and was handpicked, basket-pressed and matured in premium French oak for a huge 20 months.

The result is a stunner. Our panel gave this beast 95 points, with impossibly rich fruit that CEO Lloyd said 'really packs a punch'. If you look up 'big McLaren Vale Shiraz' on Wikipedia, there is a half-drunk bottle of this Shiraz on there apparently...

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Dandelion Vineyards
McLaren Vale
2018
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

A reassuringly grainy texture is the mainstay of this red wine. There’s savouriness, too, and a clean acidity brings a keen balance to the wine. The honest tannins rumble avuncularly at palate’s end, ushering a dusty after-palate that invites a second sip. The cool, refreshing fruit qualities of red berries and just-ripe plums bring a friendly boisterousness.

How was it made?

Our Lion’s Den of McLaren Vale is sourced from the foothills of McLaren Vale. After hand picking whole bunches of our Lion’s Den of McLaren Vale Shiraz in the last week of March our winemaker Elena Brooks gently crushed the fruit in open top fermenters. After a 12 day fermentation the wine was basket pressed into some new but predominately older French Oak barriques, to the mature for a further 20 months in the same oak, before bottling without fining or filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard. Although ready to drink the Lion’s Den of McLaren Vale Shiraz will also reward cellaring and decanting.

Who made it?

Dandelion Vineyards defies normal description, it is perhaps Australia's most quixotic fusion of vineyard and vigneron. Every bottle signs off with - Wish you were here... Every wine is sourced from a single site. Founder, owner, winemaker - Elena Brooks - is a polymath and perfectionist on a lifelong vinous treasure hunt, following the inspiration of the Dandelion Flower's Wishing Clock. Vineyards = Family. Wines = Children. Serious stuff. Proper fun, absolutely.