Peter Lehmann Red Blend Barossa Valley Clancy's 2004
Peter Lehmann Wines is one of Australia’s most respected and innovative winemakers, creating wines that delight wine lovers around the globe. Winemaking operations are carried out at a single site located near Tanunda, in the heart of the internationally famous Barossa Valley, South Australia.
First NightThis is a fruity wine. Black fruit is dominant, plums and currants, plus some black pepper and a little tobacco. Cherries from the Merlot were more obvious on the palate, where they joined the black fruit, though the plums and currants were still dominant. Tannins were very soft, as if the Merlot were the primary fruit rather than shiraz and cab. Tobacco and white pepper showed up on the midpalate.Second NightThe alcohol is a lot more obvious on the nose the second night. I am really having to fight through a hot nose to find fruit. The fruit smells a bit sharper, blackberries instead of plums, to go with the currants. The black pepper is still there. After an hour or so the nose shows some sweetness in the form of maple/brown sugar at the very end. This has changed completely since Night One. It is more full, rich, thick, and even sweet. The plums and currants are there at first, but black cherries come on strong on the midpalate. Those are followed by a mouthful of brown sugar, cloying and too sweet. The sugars ruin the finish. They leave an aftertaste of brown sugar instead of fruit. Tannins are very soft, so soft the wine lacks backbone. This was not a terribly impressive effort, and not one I could recommend.
Spice on first smell, fruits of course - needs time to open up - not as fruity as expected, more spice oriented - Barossa for certain, good blend - The more I taste, the more I like - Should have decanted longer - I bet day 2 will be worth it!! Good wine at good price! ok - time has passed (could not wait) and the wine is much better great smooth finish after 2 hours of decanting.
Great full-bodied red! If you like your Aussie Shiraz - try this!
Loved it. The colour was deep and dark, aromas were spice, vanilla,....it was the mouthfeel that had me. I guess that's what they call 'umami': whoever they are. Savory....it makes you arch your throat and want more. Long finish.
Strong taste of plum. Medium-full bodied. It's ok if you like strong fruit flavors.
WS 90 points. Drink before 2010
External Reviews for Peter Lehmann Red Blend Barossa Valley Clancy's
Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2004 (1,5L Magnum): Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Peter LehmannRebsorte: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Restzucker: 1,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein
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