Peter Lehmann Mentor 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $40.00 $23.99
Save $16.01 (40%)
Item No. 107345
  • WS92
  • WE91
  • JH90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • W&S92
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

For his style, integrity and skill as a winemaker, Peter Lehmann has come to be known as 'Mentor' by many of today's Australian winemakers. His conviction that the Barossa was capable of making the best wines in the world extended far beyond Shiraz – he's always called it a 'Garden of Eden', a winemaker's paradise. When it came to selecting a wine to dedicate to Peter Lehmann, it was not without a sense of irony that we chose Barossa Cabernet.

The color is deep with a dense center. The nose has inviting aromas of classical Barossa Cabernet blackcurrant, hints of mint, and cedar box. The palate has a defined Cabernet cassis flavor, a touch of chocolate and vanilla, and shows a superb integration of oak and fruit.

Mentor is an ideal accompaniment for rich duck, goose and game dishes. It is superb with oxtail, braised lamb shanks and wonderful with a fine aged cheddar.

Critical Acclaim

"Beautifully focused, aristocratic and distinctive for its mineral and toasted sage overtones, this packs enough ripe currant and blackberry fruit into the mix to make it take wing on the soaring finish. Drink now through 2020."
92 Points

"The warmth of Barossa shows in this wine, but it remains exceptionally balanced, being ripe without being overly soft, and muscular without being overly firm or crisp. The cassis, mint and chocolate notes finish with a fine dusting of tannins. Drink now–2020."
91 Points

"Fine and expressive cabernet bouquet; cassis and cedar, with a distinctly medium-bodied personality. Drink 2014."
90 Points

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Learn About Peter Lehmann Map ItMap It

The history of Peter Lehmann Wines is intrinsically linked to the events that made the Barossa famous. Formed in 1979 by Peter Lehmann to assist the grape growers of the region who at the time were facing financial ruin, they now enjoy the rewards of longstanding friendships and loyalty. Each vintage, over 160 grape growers supply Peter Lehmann with the best fruit from over 900...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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