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Date Printed: 4/28/2016
Peter Lehmann Botrytis Semillon (half-bottle) 2005
Peter Lehmann Botrytis Semillon (half-bottle) 2005
(search item no. 88015)
screw cap wine

PRICE ON 4/28/2016: $17.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Peter Lehmann Botrytis Semillon is a sweet wine of amazing freshness, wonderful flavor and tantalizing complexity. Post vintage weather in the latter part of May gave ideal conditions for the natural development of botrytis on the late-hanging Semillon grapes. Traditionally, botrytis affected wines are the most complex and longest lived of all sweet table wine styles. This 2005 Peter Lehmann Botrytis Semillon is a great wine and the winemakers are fully confident that it will give pleasure for many years to come. It has been bottled using screw cap as a guarantee of quality.

Color: Delicate pale gold.

Bouquet: Classical aromas of lime marmalade, dried pear and a hint of apricot kernel.

Palate: Stylishly luscious with delicious weight on the middle palate. It has superb Semillon fruit counterbalanced by refreshing racy acidity so it finishes with a delightful clean complexity.

Cellaring: Delicious to drink now, but with the screw cap closure can be confidently cellared for 20 plus years.

Enjoy with: Botrytis Semillon is naturally thought of as a dessert wine. Serve it with cheese, particularly soft, ripe cheeses and good blue cheese accompanied by fresh fruit.

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About Peter Lehmann:

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 of the best vineyards located throughout the Barossa. These amazing resources enable them to craft wines for every occasion, including their flagship, Stonewall. Peter Lehmann Wines has developed a reputation as one of Australia's most respected, energetic and innovative premium wine producers and today, the team continues to create wines that delight wine lovers around the globe.