Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2019

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Nightly dark yet bright as if draped in a violet-plum moonshine. On the nose, damson plums and reduced plums and plum jam made yesterday morning and, oh, plum chutney too. All of this plummy aromaticity is set off by other primary fruit drivers: olives, bay, the more freshly picked woody herbs such as sage and rosemary and thyme. The bouquet whispers of dark liqueur chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Here is a ripe yet restrained profile of fruit purity; the palate is clean, clear and defined – etched minerality and savouriness runs in fine powdery tannic layers. This is Barossa that is beautiful not brazen; beguiling not boisterous; a balance not a bomb, yet still indubitably – indubitably – Barossa. This red wine’s minerality, acidity and fruit depth make it extremely versatile with foods: from char siu pork, chargrilled chicken, or casalinga sausages with a hint of chilli. A simple pepper steak? Or your finest beef in black bean sauce. Homemade black bean sauce, of course. Gentle wood surrounds pure, airy and cool aromas of essence of red berries laced with spice and violet nuances. The racy, intense and delicious middle weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the lingering, balanced and lacy finish. This is lovely and very Chambollesque. Range: 89-91

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