Posts Tagged Peter Lehmann

2011 Peter Lehmann Clancy’s Red, Barossa Valley

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Shiraz, 21% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc. Nearly opaque dark ruby color. At first whiff, inviting aromas of dusty, sweet, mint-shaded red and black fruits are evident. It’s soft and sweet in the mouth,... Read more

Riesling… Torrontes… and Riesling and Torrontes Together

Riesling and Torrontes aren’t on the radar of members of the “Nothing But Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay Club,” but they should be. We recently sampled three bottlings from the Hess Collection family of wineries — a varietal Riesling... Read more

2012 Peter Lehmann ‘Portrait’ Dry Riesling, Eden Valley, Australia

Many renditions of Riesling are light bodied and restricted to two or three flavor impressions. Not this one, which is medium bodied and palate coating, with engaging aromas and flavors of limestone, cantaloupe, apple and peach, joined by subtle... Read more

2009 Peter Lehmann ‘Stonewall’ Shiraz, Barossa, Australia

The world of wine is not static; it’s ever evolving. Throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium, red wines from Australia had a justifiable reputation as “fruit bombs.” Now, however, the trend Down Under is toward a more elegant style,... Read more

2011 Peter Lehmann ‘Portrait’ Shiraz, Barossa, Australia

Nearly opaque dark ruby color. Open aromas of plum, briary blackberries, black pepper and menthol. In the mouth, the berry fruit moves to the blue spectrum, picking up a note of chocolate. The moderate tannins make this a wine that’s ready to... Read more

2008 Peter Lehmann ‘Clancy’s Red,’ Barossa, Australia

A blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is a pizza wine — and we mean that in a good way. Its aroma and flavor spectrum includes bright cherry, raspberry and a hint of toasty oak. MSRP: $16 (June 2011) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Peter Lehmann Chardonnay, Barossa, Australia

This is an “in-between” style of Chardonnay — not big and buttery, nor simply about the fruit. Its apple, pear and lemon flavors are complemented by just a shading of oak spice, which means it can do double-duty as an aperitif or a versatile... Read more

2009 Peter Lehmann Dry Riesling, Eden Valley, Australia

There’s a green tinge on the nose that likely will evolve to a more honeyed style. Meanwhile, it has a nice floral aroma and an Alsatian-like, mineral-laden mouthfeel, and a distinctive lime flavor. If you intend to simply sip it, lay it down for... Read more

2008 Peter Lehmann Shiraz, Barossa, Australia

If Grange is the benchmark Aussie Shiraz, this could well be the “classic” example of the variety as expressed Down Under. It’s loaded with engaging plum, blackberry, nutmeg, allspice and white pepper notes — perfect to accompany a pepperoni... Read more

2008 Peter Lehmann ‘Layers,’ Barossa, Australia

If you need a glass of wine to sip with pasta dishes or a handful of almonds, you’ve come to the right place. This blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre, Grenache, Tempranillo and Carignane offers subtle fruit flavors, which makes it very food-friendly. Its... Read more