Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
The Cabernet Sauvignon of great Barossa vineyards have received iconic praise from the international wine press since the 1970s, Peter Lehmann is recognised as one of Australia's finest, Robert Parker has called it the world's best Cabernet value. Vintage 1993 won Best Cabernet in the World at the London International. Every year, Peter Lehmann assembles harvests from choice sites into a profoundly structured wine of dark, chocolate berry perfumes and generously flavoured palate, supported by tasteful oak and exquisitely balanced tannins.
Peter Lehmann's wines are crafted with grapes from almost a hundred selected independent growers, some quite small in production, as well as fruit grown to four company owned vineyards. Many of the Lehmann grower families have worked the same properties for five or six generations. These dedicated vignerons tend to hundreds of splendid sites that run the gamut of Barossa Valley. Peter Lehmann retains access to the finest Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is fermented on skins for seven days. Following pressing, clarification and assemblage, the finished wine is treated to maturation in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads for a year before bottling. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep black centre with a dark red rim. A classic blackcurrant nose, showing Barossa regional definition. A beautifully structured wine with undertones of chocolate and black forest fruits on the palate, it follows through with hints of violet, mint and superb cassis/ currant flavours, finishing satisfyingly firm. A wine of extraordinary velvet richness, voluptuousness and superbly controlled power, the palate is seamless, a delight to sip.