Peter Lehmann Shiraz 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
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
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%.
#54 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
The wine has a deep center with a dark red rim. The bouquet shows lashings of classical Barossa Shiraz chocolate and plum aromas, given a gentle life from the well seasoned French oak notes. It is a robustly structured wine, with a mouth-filling, generous fruit clothing its firm muscularity. It finishes firm with powdery tannins. It is a fine example of Barossa Shiraz from a top vintage year.
"Ripe and round, this is generous with its smoky cherry and black currant flavors, persisting against mildly grippy tannins to create a long, layered finish. Best from 2010 through 2016. 26,400 cases imported. "
"The product of an excellent vintage, with clear blackberry and plum varietal fruit doing the talking. Screwcap."
Australian Wine Companion
A nice, full-bodied shiraz at a great price. It's become our house red wine.
Mmmmmm. Excellent Aussie Shiraz, beautifully crafted. This is big and round. Smokey spice, with a wonderfully long finish. I've ordered another case for my cellar - but don't think I'll have the strength to hold off long enough for this to reach its peak.
A little too bitter, but should smooth out if aged. Earthy, smoky aroma with hints of tobacco; medium body with robust flavors of black berries, oak, and pepper.
Don't get me wrong...if you ARE looking for a basic table wine (much like the other comment), it is well worth it. For me, I think there are better options out there that reach beyond this table wine status. 14.5% was surprisingly balanced, but I thought the finish was unremarkable. Could you grab something with more flavor, aroma, and "intensely concentrated fruits" (as the bottle states) at your local store? - You bet. That said, it is what it is, and if you are looking for a basic table red, throw down the credit card.
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