Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 107197
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH95
  • WS92
  • WE92
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • RP93
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

Eight Songs Shiraz was born of our love of art and music and inspired by an operatic work, ‘Eight Songs for Mad King', first performed in the Barossa in 1993.

The colour is beautiful dark cherry with a rich garnet rim. The nose is deep chocolate, plum fruits and cedary notes. The palate is richly opulent, beautifully structured with layered, fully integrated tannins supporting the depth of primary fruit characters and spicy overtones.

Eight Songs Shiraz sings with rare roast beef, rich casseroles, beef and game pies, and of course, a great aged cheddar.

Critical Acclaim

"Pure fruitcake and chocolate bouquet; loaded with blackberry on the palate, there are ample levels of dark fruit, tar, licorice and a touch of spice; rich on entry, the acidity provides freshness and contrast."
95 Points

"Polished, round and distinctive for its dark chocolate and chili pepper undertones around a core of ripe currant and blackberry. Shows power and finesse. Drink now through 2015. 200 cases imported."
92 Points

"This full bodied, richly textured Shiraz is ready to drink, with slightly lifted aromas of plums and baking spices and a velvety mouthfeel. Long and supple on the finish, it should continue to drink well though at least 2018."
92 Points

"Peter Lehmann's 2005 Eight Songs Shiraz offers a medium-deep garnet color and evolving aromas of mulberries, warm blackberry, Chinese dried plum, earth, toasted nuts, coffee and smoked bacon. Well structured with medium-firm fine-grained tannins and high acidity, this is a concentrated, full-bodied style with great balance and a long savory finish. Drinking now, it should continue to develop and cellar to 2018+."
91 Points

"This shiraz has begun to soften with age, its mineral tannins revealing layers of herbs, sleek plum and strawberry fruit. The flavors are saturated without being sweet, ready to decant for roast leg of lamb."
91 Points

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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...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

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...

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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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