Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2009
Other Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia
The color shows a dark center with a garnet rim. The nose displays a lovely raspberry and pastille lift with a palate of red berry, dark plums and chocolate. Blending the three varietals gives Clancy's great complexity, richness of fruit flavor and a harmonious balance of soft tannin finish.
Blend: 39% Shiraz, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot
Tasting Panel - "Big, bright and juicy - and scented with jasmine flowers. A lingering treat of sweet plums (and their skins), raspberries and chocolate along with a dot of white pepper adds to the art of the slurp."
Wine Spectator - "This smooth, inviting red shows vivid plum and spice flavors that cascade into the tight, peppery finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2016. Smart Buy"
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 proper. 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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- 5 Stars: 8
- 4 Stars: 14
- 3 Stars: 4
- 2 Stars: 1
- 1 Stars: 4
31 ratings, 14 with reviews42/21/201355/29/2012Excellent wine. Would order a case but no longer available in my stateRebar - Jacksonville, FL24/16/2013Nice everyday red. But nothing outstanding.jbloore - Lockport, IL43/21/2013
High quality at this price point. Big, rich, and juicy to the nose after a swirl. Fruitful flavors of raspberry and plum with a hint of pepper and spice on an unparalleled and mesmerizingly smooth finish. Didn't notice any hints of chocolate as I've read others mentions, but it wasn't missed. Paired this very well with a blackened pepper pan seared ahi tuna. Complimented the dish divinely.33/6/2013OK for an every day drinking wine. Fruity.Ram Ramu - San Francisco, CA52/1/2013
- Big & Bold
hello i love this wines41/29/2013Very good wine, liked it a lot412/27/2012Pretty decent moderately priced wineTylerTX - Tyler, TX412/21/2012
- Light & Fruity
Wine was tight when we first opened but then decanted and let it sit for 30 minutes and opened up beautifully. Nice fruit and big finish....as you'd expect from such a blend. Could easily cellar for 5-7 years.59/12/2012
- Big & Bold
Excellent wine for the price. Everyone I have shared it with loves it.410/9/2012Inexpensive, enjoyable wine. One of my favorites.49/7/2012Exellent blend for the priceRichard Zerr - Saint Charles, MO46/7/2012Again Clancy doe not disappoint.This is a great wine, year in and year out.gguarino - Hickory, NC48/22/2013
- Smooth & Supple
Blake G - San Francisco, CA18/21/2013
- Big & Bold
Awful. Serious after taste.Twolabs - Paris, TX58/14/2013Very good. A reorder.Luisa Stock - Chester Springs, PA16/21/2013Kevin McDonagh - Winston Salem, NC46/17/2013rfarouni - Columbus, OH33/11/201312/11/201331/10/2013notarealusername - San Francisco, CA411/9/2012510/30/201247/1/201236/14/2012
- Fruity & Smooth
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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