Longitude 139°05’30” East 
Latitude 34°38’10” South 
Altitude 1441 Feet = 440 Metres

Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2016 (Magnums)

The Lionheart of Dandelion Vineyards is our old vine Barossa vineyard. These ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.

In the first week of March whole bunches of Shiraz were hand harvested, then gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eight days, hand plunged twice a day, before careful basket pressing into some new but predominantly older French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, we bottled our Lionheart with minimal winemaking artifact, to capture the essence and purity of Carl's vines. Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting.

Please note this wine is shipped in cases of 6 x 1.5L bottles.

Tasting Notes

Lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass with spicy pepper, and hints of bramble and dark chocolate. Generous mouth filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolaty nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with youthful finish.

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  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Best Shiraz, Platinum, 96 Points
  • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 - Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Silver Medal 
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal 
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 93 Points
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