Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
Peter Lehmann was a master of Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, a long tradition of estate icon releases set Peter Lehmann apart for the excellence and integrity of Barossa Valley's most memorable Cabernet vintages. One of his enduring legacies is an inventory of distinguished vineyards, all husbanded by the most accomplished Barossa growers to yield precious harvests of the nation's most exquisite Cabernet. H&V is endowed with the richness and imposing structure which mark the world's finest, albeit in a hospitable and heart warming Barossa way.
The elevated northern districts of Barossa Valley make a perfumed and delicate style of Cabernet Sauvignon. Vines planted to drier, cooler climes than the Barossa valley floor, offer much lower yields, translating into rich and powerful Cabernet wines of great intensity and structure. Peter Lehmann retain access to some of the oldest and very best Cabernet sites in the region. The choicest parcels are selected on the basis of juicy berry fruit flavours and fragrant minty violet characters. Fruit is crushed into fermenters for a term of cold soak followed by a week of vinification. Upon completion, batches are pressed, clarified and filled to a selection of French and American oak hogsheads for a year's maturation.
Deeply coloured garnet red. Initial black cherry notes precede a redolent bouquet of currants and mint, violets and cassis. A richly endowed, solidly structured palate, offering great length of flavour, blackberries and cocoa, inky fruits and Barossa chocolate fruit characters, before a soft, fined grained tannin finish. Drinking beautifully, a superb accompaniment to beef, wild game or ripe, pungent cheese.