95 Points - James Halliday January 21 2015

2012 Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz wasselected and reviewed by James Halliday as Wine of the Week. "Hand-picked and whole bunch-fermented in open pots, hand-plunged for 12 days; spent 2 years in French oak (80% used, 20% new). Dense, yet vivid, crimson-purple; the powerful full-bodied palate is stacked full of layers of black fruits, licorice and dark chocolate, the tannins ripe and balanced, sustaining the long finish. A cellar special. Rating: 95 Points"