Dandelion Vineyards defies normal description, it is perhaps Australia’s most quixotic fusion of vineyard and vigneron. Every bottle signs off with “Wish you were here...” Every wine is sourced from a single site. Founder, owner, winemaker - Elena Brooks - is a polymath and perfectionist on a lifelong vinous treasure hunt, following the inspiration of the Dandelion Flower’s Wishing Clock.
At the end of our old vine garden path there is a historic Menagerie of three grape varieties, adjoining blocks of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro at Gomersal in the Barossa.
Florals, spice, dark cherry, a touch of menthol, there's some really enticing gear happening here on the nose. The palate is fleshy, juicy and driven by sweet, dark, plummy fruit. The tannin is firm and grippy, but constructive and ensures the slurpy fruit character stands in line. There's a lovely spiciness and roundness in the wine and the acidity likewise is partnering with these firm tannins to ensure freshness and delicious drinkability. Date Tasted: Feb 2021; Drink: 2021 to 2031; Price: $30.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Aaron Brasher; The Real Review
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