This value dozen contains customer favourites McLaren Vale Shiraz Little Road (Richard Hamilton), Lioness (Dandelion), Jester (Mitolo) and The Parson (Chapel Hill). All sporting intense red and black fruit, dark chocolate, ripe tannins and an unbeatable price.The Dozen mix contains three bottles each of...
Dandelion Vineyards Lioness Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2017 Mitolo Wines Jester Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2016 Richard Hamilton Little Road Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2018 Chapel Hill The Parson Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2018
"Estate-grown at the southern end of McLaren Vale near the seaside town of Aldinga, cooled by sea breezes. The crimson-purple colour leads the way for a wine of considerable intensity and length, nimbly stepping around any sledgehammer blows of full-bodied shiraz. Elegance? Yes, but modesty might be a better one-word description, value another."
94 Points, James Halliday
Hand-picked, crushed to open fermenters, 12 days on skins, 18 months maturation in French and American oak, largely used. Deep crimson-purple; full-bodied, but not the least oppressive, letting all things McLaren Vale free to express themselves. Blackberry, black cherry and bitter chocolate are wrapped in a gauze veil of ripe tannins.
95 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion, September 2018.
"The wine is instantly appealing on the nose showing black/blueberry, dark plum, chocolate tart, black olive and cedar characters. It is concentrated and plush on the palate, delivering loads of delectable flavours backed by silky texture and supple tannins, leading to a persistent velvety finish. Mouthfilling and very attractive."
94 points, Wine Orbit (August 2018)
Gold and 95 points (Class 11)
McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018
Gold and 93 points
Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019
Platinum and 94 points
San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018