Saturday, January 21, 2006

Peter Lehman Barossa Shiraz 2002 wine review by (PB)

This Shiraz from the Barossa region of Australia has a nice rich color that is youthful and rich to the rim. It is a fruit bomb on the nose of rich thick blackberry and blueberry jam.

On the palate it is a bit wild and closed with an underlying touch of chocolate. It has solid tannins and a richness that promises to open up.

With 45 minutes of breathing there are several layers consisting of vanilla, a little basil/oregano mid-palate and spice with a touch of pepper and cranberries.

It finishes with a very short but profound blast of mint rear palate with a strong mark of raisins.

This was (NW’s) recommendation on my last trip to Boston. I found this wine on sale for $12. No that’s not a typo; I mean 12 clams, 12 bucks, a dozen denero! Nice! And to (NW) “Well done young Jedi.” Raise a glass to Yoda!

After just checking the Wine Spectator review, they give this wine a 90 point rating and a "Best Buy." Ah, yes! There is some objectivity to tasting wine!

1 comment:

Murray said...

Peter Lehmann also have some excellent value for money whites, the barossa semillon and eden valley riesling are the pick of the bunch.

Probably the best value for money australian wine I found in 2005 was the Leo Buring Eden Valley Riesling, retailing for AU$14.