Peter Lehmann Barossan Shiraz
This wine is only $19.99 for our email subscribers until 03/27/2018!
Peter Lehmann is known as one of the most influential people in the Australian wine world and he was a champion of Australian wine and Shiraz until he passed away in 2013. What most people do not know is how he came to start his own winery. Beginning in 1960, he was the head winemaker and manager of Saltram wines, a position he held for 20 years. In the late 1970s, Australia faced a huge glut of red wine grapes and the government paid large sums of money to anyone who would rip out their red grape vines to plant white varietals, or other crops (such as fruit) altogether. In 1977, Saltram told Peter to not purchase any red grapes from growers in Australia and he protested, because he had assured the farmers that he would buy their fruit. He started his own winery (which would later be renamed Peter Lehmann Wines) and told the farmers he would take their grapes and make wine – but would not pay them until the wine had sold – the first “futures” program ever in Australia. Thus, he not only kept his word, but also helped prevent many treasured vineyards from being torn up – many of these are where old vine Shiraz and Grenache come from today.
The new Barossan Shiraz embodies that spirit and legacy perfectly. It is a collaboration with Shiraz growers all over the Barossa Valley and is exactly what you would expect from a Barossan Shiraz! Dark fruit with chocolate and coffee notes eminate from the glass as soon as it is poured. The palate is dense and delicious with loads of dark fruit with notes of spice and mocha with a long, gorgous finish. This is a great wine from start to finish! The wine is rich and bold and is a perfect pairing for steak on the barbecue or duck breast. It is so good it can also be paired with another glass or two!
92 points Wine Spectator
#2 Top Value Wine in Australia (Wine Spectator)
Size: 750 mL
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