Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: *** $$ Peter Lehmann Shiraz, Barossa, Australia, 2006

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This Peter Lehmann Shiraz comes in at a value price and garnered a whopping 91 points from Wine Spectator in 2009.  We are sampling it at seven years from vintage date.  Given its Barossa heritage and high alcohol level, I am fairly confident it would have weathered the cellaring well.

Original tasting and review : This is Peter Lehmann Shiraz, Barossa, Australia, 2006, finished at 14.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep red with hints of brick.  Opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows plum and black raspberry jam, with a hint of clean laundry scent.  From the aroma, seems like this will be fresh and still bright.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sleek with very dry plums.  More fruit crawls up into the roof of your mouth, and settles for a long finish.  That finish brings some tannic oak too.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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