Dandelion Vineyards, 'Lionheart of the Barossa', Shiraz, 2017, Barossa Valley, Australia


Crimson in colour with aromas of black berries, blueberries, and Christmas pudding like spices (it is often mentioned). It's generous in it's texture with fine tannins, and a little pinch of dark chocolate on the finish. It's an mistakable exemplary Barossa Valley shiraz.

Dandelion Vineyards is the venture of self-titled ‘typist’ Zar Brooks and his winemaking wife Elena, with wines made from the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The approach is remarkably simple and sees Elena making wine from a suite of beautiful old vineyards across that blessed curve that runs from the Barossa, up through the Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills and down into McLaren Vale.

This wine won Gold at the 2019 World Sommelier Awards.

Producer: Dandelion Vineyards

Country: Australia

Region: Barossa Valley

Grapes: Shiraz 100%

Alcohol: 14.5%

Vintage: 2017

Status: Vegan