Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2007
Other Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia
#77Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
A dark center with a garnet rim. The nose shows lots of Barossa chocolate, dark plum and hints of violet. It is a wine with good fruit complexity which draws upon the attributes of each variety in the blend: Shiraz gives richness and fruit, Merlot adds a textural softness and the Cabernet Sauvignon with its firm tannins reins in the fruit to give a wine of flavor, balance and structure.
Clancy's is a wine to enjoy with friends over a bowl of pasta, platters of pizza, and sizzling roast chicken. It will always be a welcome guest at a BBQ!
Wine Spectator - "There's a nice transparency to the dark berry, licorice, smoke and herb flavors, playing out over a medium-weight frame and lingering well. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc."
Peter Lehmann Winery
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. View all Peter Lehmann Wines
About Barossa ValleyView a map of Barossa Valley wineries
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 industry. The valley is strewn with a series of hamlets, small towns spotted throughout the region.
Barossa ValleyBarossa is red-wine territory, with red grapes consisting of about two-thirds of the region's plantings. The reds, Shiraz in particular, are lauded for their rich, concentrated flavors and aging potential. Old vines of Shiraz and Grenache are popular, many up to 80 years old. The valley is home to some of the most famous vineyards of Australia - this is where the first Penfolds Grange was made. Whites are also found, mainly from the Semillon grape – these wines are as full-bodied as the reds although harder to find. Riesling and Chardonnay are also planted.
Eden ValleyRight next to Barossa Valley, but a bit higher in elevation, Eden Valley is an ideal neighbor. Many wineries source vineyards from both areas as the climate difference in Eden Valley leads to wines of a different character. Reds are still mainly Shiraz and Grenache, but the wines are often more restrained and less dense than those in the Barossa Valley. Whites are popular here too. Eden Valley Rieslings and Semillons are particularly excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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2 ratings, 1 with reviewJoe Harbison - Columbus, OH32/19/2011Coach W - Phoenix, AZ41/15/2011Very dark, dense garnet color with a bit of brown around the edges. Youthful & full-bodied on the nose, grapey at first then with lots of plum, cassis & blackberry. A hint of toasty oak & vanilla, dark floral note of violet, underlying spice & graphite. Just as full-bodied on the palate; plenty of juicy black berry & stone fruit along with vanilla, coffee & chocolate, supported by gripping tannins and lively acidity. An enjoyable mineral character kicks in mid-palate and carries through the lengthy, warm finish with sweet black fruit and a final linger of distinct plum. First off, the high quality of this juice is visceral, but it screams "young!" and still isn't as smooth & mature as I'm sure it can be.