Winery: Peter Lehman
Region: Barossa Valley
Wine lovers, back once again with another wine review. This time it’s back onto the brilliant 2012 Shiraz out of the Barossa Valley.
This wine under review tonight is produced by a pretty notable name in the Barossa. Peter Lehman Wines. I better state off the bat, that I am not overly a massive fan of their wines. So this review could be interesting. I find that they like to address wines for the commercial market more so than for the love of wine.
Tonight’s wine is one of these commercial wines. This was given to me by one of my work colleagues who knows that I am a keen Shiraz enthusiast.
The wine itself opens up to a lot of ripe fruit. Plum and boysenberry are the standout fruits in the glass, there is also aromas of red cherry, hints of blackcurrant and rhubarb and subtle vanilla. There is a bit of heat intensity in the glass too which promotes itself to high alcohol content. I hope that this heat is subdued on the palate.
The palate displays a true medium bodied approachable now wine. It is full of fruit and semi juicy. Blackberry and plum upfront lends itself to red fruit on the mid palate. There is not much oak spice of herbaceous elements to speak of in this wine. It is very much made to be drunk now and not for the long hull. Never-the-less, it is quite a presentable wine and extremely drinkable.
Drink: Now to 2022
The SA Wine Guy