Friday, 31 October 2014

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2012

To get the best from this, let it hang out in the decanter for a little while and then watch it work its magic. From a what seemed a tight and spicy sucker, it mellowed and damn, gee it presented well.

Cherries, some black fruit, vanilla, plum, chocolate and sliced meat characters waft on through. I did a double take wondering if it was the same twenty dollar pop I initially poured.

Ridiculously smooth, the oak is balanced nicely. Add some baking spice to finish and what you have on your hands is a winner. A phrase which comes to mind whilst tasting this is, "batting above your average". It certainly does!

Do you best to get this into your hands. Forget the RRP, I've seen it on the shelves at $22 and a quick internet search shows a price under $20.

Cellar for the medium term but it's ready to go now.

Excellent.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $27.50
Source: Sample

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