Something about Peter Lehman's Clancy's - I'd almost liken it to a favorite worn out pair of jeans - comfortable and wonderful. The smoothness, almost a caramel-like flavor is so recognizeable (not sweet, just lingering). Additionally, at the lower end of the price spectrum - were someone to say: Pick a Lehman wine for cost and value - it would be Clancy's.
The nose is light but slightly earthy. Nicely balanced in the mouth - a bit of oak and lots of fruit, with even tanins. Mildly peppery finish. Overall, this blend delivered a medium to full red, much more mellow than a either a Cab or Shiraz, yet retaining some of the best characteristics of both. If you are looking for the softer side of "big and bold", this is it. It matched really well with hearty southern Italian fare. Let it breathe for an hour; crafted to be enjoyed now (2010) - not made for long-term cellaring. Great value for the price.
I have been a fan of Clancys fopr years and the 2005 does not disappoint. Peter Lehmann does all wines well, except perhaps Reisling, but his Clancys blend is the best value. Try it you will be well pleased.
Nice blend... would buy again if I could find it locally
A robust flavor makes this Aussie red a good companion to some bold cheeses and other dishes that threaten to overwhelm gentler reds. An aroma of cranberry and chocolate accompanies a taste of dark chocolate, plum, and cayenne pepper.