Peter Lehmann Cellar Archive Barossa Shiraz 2016

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From the excellent 2016 vintage, this is one not to miss. Healthy Barossa Shiraz was fermented and macerated on skins for up to two weeks, in addition to some partial barrel fermentation. The wine was then matured in a mix of old and new French oak
hogsheads. Inky purple, this is alluringly plush with classic Barossa Shiraz characters. Chocolate, black fruits, some earthy notes, cassis, tobacco leaf and more. This is a wine which needs some time to open up and a spell in the decanter before serving would do it no harm. With time, more flavours emerged, with hints of sawdust oak, an iodine note (certainly not in any way unappealing) and blackberries. The longer this wine was open, the better it got. Very soft cuddly tannins, this is a generous style and the finish lingers impressively. A wine with an exciting future still ahead of it and as good as it is now, expect it to get even better.

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