Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of the McLaren Vale Shiraz

Trophy No.1 Shiraz! Double Gold, 95 Points! Reowwww!

Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of the McLaren Vale Shiraz

2019, McLaren Vale Australia
  • Trophy Champion Shiraz & Double Gold (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2020), Double Gold (China Wine & Spirit Awards), 5 Stars & 95/100 (Sam Kim)
  • "Deep, dark, complex and mysterious" (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2020)
  • From the McLaren Vale, aged 18 months in French and American oak
  • Who are the Dandelions? They're a fusion of vineyards and vignersons across three families in South Australia.
  • RRP $32.99


    It feels good to be number one baby! Trophy winner the No.1 Shiraz at the NZ International Wine Show to go with the Double Gold award at that show, Double Gold in China and a whopping 5 Stars and 95 points from critic Sam Kim.

    The Lioness of McLaren Vale is Elena’s first Shiraz cub and what a beast she is! The judges at the NZIWS called this ’19 vintage “Deep, dark, complex and mysterious with a purple crimson hue, an opulent aroma of blackberry, boysenberry, spice, and cedar, and a vibrantly spicy, peppery taste with sumptuous red and black fruits, hints of rose petal, balanced creamy vanillin oak and a long, luscious, seamless finish.”

    Dandelion’s making wishes come true. There’s got to be magic behind the label to make Aussie wine guru James Halliday’s list of Top 10 Best New Wineries that’s for sure.

    A fusion of vineyards and vignerons across three families in South Australia. But who are the Dandelions? They’re Elena (trophy winemaker and, we might add, trophy wife!), Zar (Elena’s husband, typist and other jobs TBA) and winegrowers Carl, Peggy, Fiona and Brad. Oh, and Madison the dog.

    A powerful, dense, full bodied beast loaded with spicy, dark fruit flavours that make Aussie Shiraz lovers simply lick their lips! Pounce on it now.

    The Lowdown: 14.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Sam Kim – 95 Points
    NZIWS Double Gold
    The Real Review – 4 Stars
    NZIWS Trophy
    China Wine & Spirits – Double Gold

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