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Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of the McLaren Vale Shiraz

Platinum, 5 Golds, 95/100 Halliday! Reowww!

Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of the McLaren Vale Shiraz

2017, McLaren Vale Australia
  • Platinum award, 5 Gold medals, 95/100 (James Halliday)
  • "full-bodied, but not the least oppressive, letting all things McLaren Vale free to express themselves" (James Halliday)
  • 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


    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.

    The Lioness of McLaren Vale is Elena’s first Shiraz cub and reowwww, she’s hot!…

    Platinum award – San Diego Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
    Gold medal – New York Int’l Wine Competition 2019
    Gold medal – Winemaker Challenge Int’l Wine Challenge
    Gold medal – Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018

    Gold medal – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018
    5 Stars (95/100) – James Halliday

    That’s a Platinum award (all the judges scored it Gold), a total of FIVE (5!) Gold medals and a big thumbs up from James Halliday and whopping 95/100 score in the bag – infact James said “18 months maturation in French and American oak, largely used. Deep crimson-purple; full-bodied, but not the least oppressive, letting all things McLaren Vale free to express themselves. Blackberry, black cherry and bitter chocolate are wrapped in a gauze veil of ripe tannins.”

    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
    James Halliday 5 Star Winery (2019)
    James Halliday 95 Points
    McLaren Vale Wine Show – Gold
    San Diego Int’l Wine Comp Gold
    NZIWS Silver

    Chocolate Box Luxury Release Shiraz


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    Wine Showcase Magazine – 5 Stars
    James Halliday 5 Star Winery (2019)
    Winestate – Wine Company of the Year
    James Halliday – Dark Horse Winery of the Year
    New World Wine Awards Silver


    Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz
    same brand
    James Halliday 95 Points
    James Halliday 5 Star Winery
    NZIWS Gold
    Cuisine 5 Stars & Best Buy