Dandelion Vineyards

Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling

8.948 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese, Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Micki Beucke

High in tannins. Very rich and delicious.

High in tannins. Very rich and delicious.

Apr 17th, 2016
Ashley Cranor

Like! Good berry spicy aroma of a Shriaz! Fun

Like! Good berry spicy aroma of a Shriaz! Fun

Jun 5th, 2015
Leigh Noir

Very interesting Shiraz 95%-Riesling 5%. I highly enjoyed this Australian variation of a French style wine. Superb oaking supports rich, juicy opulence. Aromas of pepper, black raspberry, currant, and violets leap from the glass. Very smooth and drinkable without the strong 14.5% abv overpowering the fruit which means what's in the glass is highly concentrated and structured. Swoon!

Very interesting Shiraz 95%-Riesling 5%. I highly enjoyed this Australian variation of a French style wine. Superb oaking supports rich, juicy opulence. Aromas of pepper, black raspberry, currant, and violets leap from the glass. Very smooth and drinkable without the strong 14.5% abv overpowering the fruit which means what's in the glass is highly concentrated and structured. Swoon!

Jan 24th, 2015
Pat Travis

This is the 2011. 5% Riesling. So apparently back in the day the Aussies wanted to blend with a little Viognier like their friends in Cote Rotie but didn't have the Viognier but they had Riesling. So we have this. Not Cote Rotie but the Riesling gives it an extra kick of acid I feel. Had by itself, would work real nice with a weeknight piece of meat. Dark fresh fruit. Really cool. And I'm not an Australian wine drinker but have always preferred McLaren Vale. Even back to my Grateful Palate days.

This is the 2011. 5% Riesling. So apparently back in the day the Aussies wanted to blend with a little Viognier like their friends in Cote Rotie but didn't have the Viognier but they had Riesling. So we have this. Not Cote Rotie but the Riesling gives it an extra kick of acid I feel. Had by itself, would work real nice with a weeknight piece of meat. Dark fresh fruit. Really cool. And I'm not an Australian wine drinker but have always preferred McLaren Vale. Even back to my Grateful Palate days.

Jan 16th, 2015
Jordyn Eliece

3% Eden Valley Riesling. Spicy oak aromas with violet and rose. Blue fruits and tart wild cherries. Soft tannin.

3% Eden Valley Riesling. Spicy oak aromas with violet and rose. Blue fruits and tart wild cherries. Soft tannin.

Nov 3rd, 2013
Clayton Bahr

Clayton had this 5 years ago

Clayton had this 5 years ago

Oct 22nd, 2016
Adam Dromi

Adam had this 9 years ago

Adam had this 9 years ago

Jan 11th, 2013
Adam Nazaruk

Adam had this 2 years ago

Adam had this 2 years ago

Oct 18th, 2019
Hugh Shoff

Hugh had this 4 years ago

Hugh had this 4 years ago

Apr 4th, 2018
G Faul
9.2

G had this 4 years ago

G had this 4 years ago

Oct 8th, 2017