Peter Lehmann Cellar Archive Aged Shiraz 2014
One of Australia’s most legendary wineries, established by a national hero. The story of Peter Lehmann moving on from his former employers, for whom he’d made some of this country’s great wines, because his handshake deal was not to be honoured by the beancounters, is one of the most oft-told tales in the Aussie wine industry. He established his own winery, in incredibly difficult times and circumstances, and took it to a position where it has been long acknowledged as one of the Barossa’s best.
Now in the hands of the Casella family, the high standards have been maintained and we continue to enjoy stunning releases. The Cellar Archive is dipping into the past, into the cellar, to provide some wonderful aged wines. The chance to pick up a wine aged in the ideal conditions of the makers’ cellars is not to be missed. The colour here is a deep maroon. The aromas weave through black fruits, hints of chocolate, woodsmoke, cloves, leather and campfire notes. Good length here, through to a slow, gentle fade. Generous on the palate and with ripe flavours, this is perfect for drinking now, but you can be sure it will continue to age for some years yet.