Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2011, Barossa Valley

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$19.95 (167189)

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December 07, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The label is festooned with award decals, and I understand what turned the judges crank. It is not a deep and...

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Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

A rich and delicious Shiraz with juicy blackberry, cassis flavors alongside notes of black pepper, dried herbs and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Notes of cassis and eucalyptus anchor this wine in the Barossa along with the meaty, saline notes on the palate....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a pleasantly ripe and dense, heavily oak-influenced Barossa shiraz, with plenty of chocolaty-oak, blueberry...

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Community Reviews (2)

Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted November 2013.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

I'm generally not a huge fan of Australian Shiraz, what with its overripe, overwrought, commercially-driven, in-your-face tendencies, but with its burst of black pepper spice, savoury meaty-earthy-herbal elements (plus a hint of salt on the finish), rich purple fruit, and touch of funkiness (bandaid), this one actually seems more like a Syrah-based blend from the southern Rhône, and that's very much to its credit. It's still big, bold, and obvious, the fruit (cassis, blackberry, blueberry) ripe, the wood pronounced, but it's admirably restrained and interesting overall, defying the stereotype.

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