94 Points for two Dandelion Reds

Posted May 07, 2014

There are drinking our wines here...a review from News Weekly in Merimbula from 30th April 2014

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2011

"This wine commands your attention from the first sip. Black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit with cocoa and earthy notes. The fruit is ripe and upfront, but there's bright acidity that lifts this wine, along with French oak that has been delivered to perfection.

'From vines over or approaching 100 years old, this was open - fermented with wild yeast, then spent 18 months in some new, mainly old, French oak barriques. Neither fined nor filtered. Even more deeply coloured than Dandelion's Lioness of McLaren Vale, with a full array of black fruits on the medium -bodied palate. Some sophisticated handling in the winery has produced a remarkable result." 94/100

Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

"An intense, regal purple with bright edges gives aA good indication as to what is to follow. Nose: Scented blueberries and hints of cassis over dark fruitcake-like fruits and spicy cedar, blackberries and cream. Palate: Rich, deep, full-flavoured, blueberry, black plums and red berry flavours. Cedar, spice and classic Cabernet tannin softened by smooth mouth-filling fruit before a really extended finish.

Drink: Certainly great to drink now but will reward cellaring for up 5 to 10 years. This wine will stand up to practically any full-flavoured dish." 94/100

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