Dandelion Lioness Of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2011, Mclaren Vale

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$19.95 (357475)

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February 01, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This vibrant young shiraz has a lifted, fragrant nose of blackcurrants, raspberry, eucalyptus and background oak. Its...

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

A seductive and sexy Shiraz with dense dark fruit and loads of intensity. Black plums, spice and anise are present on...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The Lioness is a bold, plush, mouth-filling shiraz, thick and verging on pasty, with a wild mix of resinous herbs and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Mouth-filling, plush, compelling and with a great deal of depth - the lioness is terrifically aromatic and seductive...

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Jack Robertson
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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

There's nothing restrained about this McLaren Vale Shiraz. With a gorgeous deep violet colour it brings big-time aromas of cassis, black pepper, and smoke, with ripe dark cherry and sweet black plum, as well as graphite, a touch of resin, and an odd intermittent bretty note. It's quite thick in the mouth, at least until the bitterness of the finish, and it's certainly very juicy, but it lacks structure and there's not nearly enough acidity to cut through the fatty fruitiness of the whole thing, and so it comes across like overripe alcoholic grape juice. Even at the price, a disappointment.

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