Region: Barossa Valley
First Glance: Complex, Savoury, Full Bodied
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.
Intense nose of dark berry and dark chocolate aromatics. Deeper aromas then meld with a complex yet subtle bouquet of soy, lavender, laurel, pink peppercorns, rosemary in Spring, eucalyptus bark when it rains, and smoked paprika. The palate is full of plush fruit and berry flavours, flooding and filling - dark, concentrated but all at once fresh and alive. A flow of sweeping tannins as if taken at the tide. Drying, gripping and extending the wine. Tannins sit with acidity at palate’s end to reach a natural rapprochement, as the dark berry fruits’ diving bell-like depth free-dives further into a shiraz abyss...