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Dandelion Red Queen of Eden Valley 2009

Syrah/Shiraz, Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia, 2009
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The Red Queen of the Eden Valley vineyard is owned and managed by Vigneron Colin Kroehn, and was established 100 years ago.

In the last week of March 2008 whole bunches of flavour ripe Shiraz were hand harvested, then gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for nine days, hand plunged twice a day, before careful basket pressing into new (75%) and older French oak barriques to finish fermentation. After 30 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, the wine was bottled without filtration or fining.

On the nose there are lifted raspberry and plums with summer pudding-like red fruits with classic Eden Valley blueberry and spice. Generous mouth-filling flavours of sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolately nuances continue through the lengthy palate with a youthful finish.
On the nose there are lifted raspberry and plums with summer pudding-like red fruits with classic Eden Valley blueberry and spice. Generous mouth-filling flavours of sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolately nuances continue through the lengthy palate with a youthful finish.
For the 2008 

Decanter
1st November, 2011
16.7 points
Deep, ripe, cassis, mint, vanilla, candied fruit, blueberry, spice and oak bouquet. Rich, sweet, extracted style - supple, voluptuous and velvety. Earthy tone, with fine length and balance. Satisfying.
 
Australian Wine Companion
27th July, 2011
James Halliday, 96 points
This is a wonderful wine crammed full of flavour, yet ultra-smooth and perfectly balanced in all respects.
 
JancisRobinson.com
13th October, 2011
Richard Hemming, 17 points
Fragrant, ripe, blackberry jam, chocolate and welcome oak influence. Loads of concentration, loads of charm.

Dandelion Vineyards

Dandelion Vineyards is the new venture of typist Zar Brooks, his winemaking wife Elena and growers Carl Lindner and Brad Rey, with wines made from the Barossa, Eden Valley, Fleurieu, and McLaren Vale.   

Nick Stock, one of Australia’s leading journalists, has described Dandelion as follows: "Brooks has teamed up with his winemaking wife Elena, a woman whose talents are outweighed only by her tolerance, in an exciting new venture called Dandelion Vineyards. The approach is remarkably simple and sees Elena making wine from a suite of beautiful old vineyards identified by Carl Lindner and Brad Rey across that blessed curve that runs from the Barossa, up through the Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills and down into McLaren Vale."  

Using well established single vineyards that are producing the classic varietals of each region, (eg. Riesling is from a 99 year old site in the Eden Valley) Dandelion is smartly packaged range, that overdelivers on quality and value.  

Wine features
  • 0.75l volume
  • 14.5% ABV
  • Drink by 2025
  • Screw Cap
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