Saturday, February 15, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Peter Lehmann Clancy's Shiraz Cabernet Merlot, Barossa, Australia, 2009 = GOOD VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Peter Lehmann Clancy's Shiraz Cabernet Merlot, Barossa, Australia, 2009, finished at 14% alcohol, is an valued-priced blend from the Barossa region.

In the glass: Deep burgundy red, almost opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows subtle deep fruit and rich highlights.  From the aroma, seems like this will be bold, deep and creamy.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated.  Sleek tannins, deep, fresh fruit and little acidity created a lithe and textured experience.  Not so much one fruit flavor predominating, as a blend of red and black fruits with a textured oak underbelly.  The finish holds in your cheeks, less because of the acids, but more because sleek tannins seem to keep the fruit slipping out a speck at a time.

In summary: Overall, rates three plus stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this a good value at its value price point.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Clancy's Shiraz Cabernet Merlot.

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