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.
"Beautifully focused, aristocratic and distinctive for its mineral and toasted sage overtones, this packs enough ripe currant and blackberry fruit into the mix to make it take wing on the soaring finish. Drink now through 2020."
"The warmth of Barossa shows in this wine, but it remains exceptionally balanced, being ripe without being overly soft, and muscular without being overly firm or crisp. The cassis, mint and chocolate notes finish with a fine dusting of tannins. Drink now–2020."
"Fine and expressive cabernet bouquet; cassis and cedar, with a distinctly medium-bodied personality. Drink 2014."
Australian Wine Companion