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Dandelion Vineyards - Legacy of Australia Pedro Ximenez NV (Half Bottle)

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Barossa Valley
  • Wine Maker: Elena Brooks
  • Grape: Pedro Ximenez
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pedro Ximénez
  • Alcohol Percentage: 19%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 375
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (8 btls)
WA: 93 (NV) VS: 91 (NV) JH: 93 (NV) WF: 95 (NV)

Wine tasting notes

Deep amber/ochre fading to a rusty orange hue. Extraordinary nose of crème brulée, citurs peel, maple syrup, almonds, figs and raisins. Sweet and rich on the palate with vibrant acidity and flavours of candied fruit, citrus, apricot, dried figs and toffee.

Winery Information

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

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (NV)93 pts

Feb 2013. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Pale amber color with a nose of hazelnuts, dried figs, sultanas and dates plus hints of brine and dusty earth, the NV Legacy of the Barossa 30 Year Old Pedros Ximinez is very sweet, unctuous and full in the mouth with a great concentration of nutty dried fruit flavors, a wonderful backbone of refreshing acid, and a very long finish. This is a beautifully balanced fortified wine and ready to drink now.

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (NV)91 pts

Jul 2011 - Amber-orange. Toffee, candied orange and cherry pit on the nose, with a hint of smoke and slow-building spiciness. Juicy, palate-staining red fruit and molasses flavors show surprising energy and a touch of gingerbread. Very sweet but also focused, with strong grip and spice notes on the long, clinging finish. This would be superb with nut-based desserts or decadent, triple-cream cheeses such as Explorateur, Pierre Robert or Brillat-Savarin. -- Josh Raynolds

James Halliday (NV)93 pts

Sept '12 - Pale reddish-brown; from a solera of pedro ximenez started in 1944 by the Lindner family; a lively, almost crisp, entry to the palate moves progressively through caramel, biscuit and toffee to a powerful, cleansing finish.

Wine Front (NV)95 pts

Feb '12 - Rancio, mixed peel, light honey/toffee coated nuts and a cup of black tea to go with it. All manner of sweet and savoury flavours on a viscous and slippery base that’s cut with bright acid, so it feels light on its feet. Super long. Terrific wine. Complexity and lip-smackingness combined.

Vinification Notes

Traditionally made using artisinal winemaking practices, this wine is hand blended and bottled without fining or filtration.