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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Peter Lehmann Mentor 2005
Peter Lehmann Mentor 2005
(search item no. 107345)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

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.

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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.