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Peter Lehmann Shiraz Barossa Valley Black Queen 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Sparkling Shiraz is a unique Australian wine style, first developed in South Australia in the late 1800’s. In the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s, the Seppelt winery at Great Western in Victoria became the home of great Australian sparkling Shiraz, or sparkling Burgundy as it was commonly known at the time. Chief winemaker Andrew Wigan grew up in a town close to that winery and those sparkling Shiraz held a strong attraction for a young winemaker. Ever since he came to the Barossa in the mid 1970’s to work with Peter Lehmann, he wanted to make a great sparkling wine from Barossa Shiraz. The colour of this unusual wine is dark cherry red. The nose has lashings of beautiful soft chocolate and dark plums. Having spent 6 years on yeast lees, it has a persistent fine bead, and is superbly developed, showing richness, softness and a delicious yeast complexity. The perfect celebration wine. A great party starter and wonderful for a lazy Sunday brunch. Try with egg and bacon pie! Delicious with roast turkey, baked honey-glazed ham.

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Peter Lehmann Wines Ltd:
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.

Member Reviews for Peter Lehmann Shiraz Barossa Valley Black Queen

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 07/27/2008

good value. a little thin for a shiraz. wouldn't kick it out of bed.


Snooth User: RUS
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/21/2009

A nice blend


Snooth User: rojwilco
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/16/2009

Inky violet color, soft aromas, ripe tree fruit with soft tannin. Finishes soft and wet. Pairings: Matches well with spiced foods and meat, like holiday foods or Morrocan


Snooth User: hikesnbikes
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/24/2009

A wonderful red. Smooth, soft, delicious fruit tastes, without being sweet. Just a delight with pasta w/ a sweet red sauce.

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  • Snooth User: hikesnbikes
    23182078
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 08/09/2009

    Just a delight. Smooth and velvety.


    Snooth User: murrji
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 01/08/2009

    earthy, comforting, lingers


    Snooth User: irishgirl
    4483957
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 07/09/2008

    This blend is 37% Shiraz, 36% Cab, and 27% Merlot. The nose is dark plum and chocolate, velvety smooth. Great BBQ wine!


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    External Reviews for Peter Lehmann Shiraz Barossa Valley Black Queen

    External Review
    Source: Great Wines Direct
    10/16/2012

    Delicious notes of chocolate and dark cherries leading to an explosion of dark, exotic fruits on the palate. Peter Lehmann Wines have had a lot of reasons to celebrate over the years as they have won many awards for their wines. Of course to celebrate you have to have bubbles, so it only made sense that they would make a range of Sparkling wines. Grapes : 100% Shiraz Region : Australia / Barossa / Eden Valley Maker : Andrew Wigan Notes : Beautifully deep in colour with a persistent fine bead. The bouquet shows hints of chocolate and dark cherry leading to an explosion of dark, exotic fruits on the palate - a very special sparkling red for special celebrations. Serve : Ideal partner for celebrations, fruit desserts or enjoying on its own as a refreshing wine ABV : 14.00%


    External Review
    Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
    10/25/2011

    Sparkling Shiraz ist ein einzigartiger australischer Weinstyle, den es seit Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts in Australien gibt. Er wird nach der Methode Champenoise produziert. Dunkelrote Farbe, Anklänge von Pflaumen und dunkler Schokolade in Nase und Gaumen. Begleitet von weichen Tanninen und langem Abgang 14% Vol.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

    Deep garnet rim with a black center. Lashings of dark chocolate on the nose. Showing the classic richness of Barossa Shiraz with a superb depth of fruit on the middle palate reined in by fine chalky tannins on the finish.A great partner for beef,


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesDark center with a deep red rim. On the nose it shows dark plum, black forest fruits and chocolate. A robust and full-bodied wine, showing delicious velvet fruit on the palate, reflecting the quality of the excellent vintage.


    External Review
    Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
    Vintage: 2005 04/16/2009

    Tiefes Schwarz-Rot. In der Nase opulent; nach reifen Pflaumen sowie Anklänge an Mokka- Schokolade. Im Gaumen gut strukturiert, ausgewogen, mit Aromen dunkler Früchte; gut integrierte, dezente Tanninen mit einem langen, festen Nachhall.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

    Wine Spectator ReviewRated 91Round and generous. A lively mouthful of cherry, tobacco and earthy spice flavors, lingering impressively on the focused finish. A tinge of savory beet adds interest. Best from 2009 through 2015.Wine Tasting NotesDeep garnet rim with a black center. Lashings of dark chocolate on the nose. Showing the classic richness of Barossa Shiraz with a superb depth of fruit on the middle palate reined in by fine chalky tannins on the finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 10/15/2009

    Focused and flavorful, with brilliant blackberry, thyme and black pepper flavors that never lose their zing as they rocket through the fine-grained, polished finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2012. 50,000 cases made


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    <p>Peter Lehmann believes that the Barossa region of Australia is the ideal place to grow Shiraz. This one has a bouquet of plums and black fruit. It pairs well with steak.</p>

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