1895
TASTING NOTE

An intense and complex wine with layers of ripe plum, dark cherry, sweet spice and mocha on the nose. An intense, generous and full bodied wine with fine tannins and a soft, supple finish.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Peter Lehmann started his own winery in 1979, partly as a means of helping with the glut of grapes then afflicting the Barossa. "I'll take your grapes and turn them into wine," he told the desperate growers, many of them conservative farmers of Silesian descent who regarded their old vines as part of their patrimony. "But I'll only be able to pay you when I sell the wine." They gratefully accepted.

Without this deal, it is widely thought that the Barossa would have lost a large swathe of its old vines. The crisis passed, in large part thanks to Peter's energy and vision, and the Lehmann winery became one of the Barossa's - and Australia's - outstanding wineries. 

Country of Origin

 Australia 

Region

 Barossa Valley

Producer

 Peter Lehmann

Grape

Shiraz   

Food Matching

 Try with peppered sirloin

ABV

 14.5%


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Peter Lehmann `The Barossan` Shiraz
1895