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2015 Dandelion Vineyards Red Queen Of The Eden Valley ShirazSyrah / Shiraz from Australia

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"Elena Brooks crowned Colin Kroehn's ancient Eden Valley Vineyard as the Red Queen of the Eden Valley whose age, altitude, aspect and slope are key to her reign. Planted in 191...

  • 97 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The stunning 2015 Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz combines awesome complexity with ample weight, power and concentration. From Shiraz vines planted in 1912, this wine includes a hefty 40% whole bunches, was naturally fermented and aged two and a half years in 50% new French oak. The resulting wine is medium to full-bodied, with ripe but firm tannins that frame intense blueberry and boysenberry fruit. Hints of oaky spice and cracked pepper plus floral and herbal notes all come together on the finish, making for a dizzying array of flavors that seem to almost grow in intensity over time."

Product Description:

"Elena Brooks crowned Colin Kroehn's ancient Eden Valley Vineyard as the Red Queen of the Eden Valley whose age, altitude, aspect and slope are key to her reign. Planted in 1912, the vineyard sits at 1,550 feet above sea level on a south facing slope on approximately 600 million year old sub-soil. From these ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet." - Importer "The Red Queen of the Eden Valley vineyard was 103 years young in vintage 2014. These ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet. In April whole bunches of flavour ripe Shiraz were hand harvested, then we gently crushed two thirds of the grapes over a third of whole bunch fruit and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eleven days, hand plunged three times a day, before careful basket pressing into half new and half one year old French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. Two and a half years maturation and a racking in the same oak, we bottled this fifth vintage of Red Queen without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vineyard. Dandelion Vineyard’s Red Queen will reward cellaring and decanting. Thank you Mr. Kroehn." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 107922
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Barossa Valley
Ratings

97 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit