Wasn’t exactly planning to review this particular bottle but after returning from a weekend away in France we found half a bottle of Wine sitting on the kitchen counter in which our daughter Laura had started drinking on Friday night but didn’t finish it. Being a Monday evening and not happy at seeing wine go to waste we asked if she was going to drink the rest of it and if not we would finish it.
Although not ideal drinking wine that has been left on a kitchen counter for three days we were surprised just how good this still tasted.
The bottle in question was an Aussie Barossa Valley Shiraz with a hefty 14.5% abv. As soon I poured a couple of glasses the aromas leapt out of the glass (could almost smell it from across the room), intense dark ripe fruits , smoke and sweet spices.
On taking the first sip I was amazed how fresh this still tasted, blackberries, blackcurrants coated the inside of my mouth along with dark chocolate, black pepper and sweet spices. Very noticeable smoke almost ash like flavour which was very appealing. Tannin’s were there but didn’t overtake and it had a very long juicy but smooth finish.
Both my wife and I were impressed with this and I will definitely buy again to taste what it is like on first opening. Well done Peter Lehmann wines.
My Rating 8/10 Corks
Waitrose and various around £10