"95 points. High quality Barossa fruit, part grown by famous vignerons, floods the mouth, and the cool vintage has preserved the elegance and juicy highlights of the fruit. Oak has made a perfunctory contribution to a lovely wine." James Halliday
The Lioness of the Barossa Shiraz is produced utilising fruit from an old vine Barossa vineyard. These ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years old, are not only surviving but thriving on ther own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.
Aromas of lifted blue fruits, blood brambles, dark chocolate, plums, ripe blackberries and Christmas-like spice flow out of the glass. Generous mouth filling blackberries, raspberries and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm, but fine, tannins and dark chocolate nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate.
It is nice to be able to write a review of a wine you have enjoyed. As I bought a case of 12 bottles, so far it has been enjoyed several times. The wine has a nice "nose" and the flavour is full but fruity and very flavoursome. Basically nothing to dislike and much to enjoy. Lets be clear this is a review of the Barossa Dandelion Shiraz (not the Mclaren Vale).