2009 Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Shows more finesse than the basic Shiraz, which we do enjoy by the way, more concentration and depth to the dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate sneaks in, and there is a bit more body. Very tasty.
$33.99 as part of a mixed case.
"A densely coloured Shiraz from the excellent 2009 vintage showing layers of dark chocolate and black forest fruits. The palate is rich and soft, finishing with fine tannins in the Eight Songs tradition. While drinking beautifully now, the wine can be cellared with confidence for a few more years if desired and we recommend that it be carefully decanted 2 to 3 hours prior to serving to allow the wine to open up and leave any sediment behind."
"Fermented & macerated on skins for up to 2 weeks with some partial barrel fermentation. Followingpressing and clarification, the wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for approximately 18 months. 14.5% alc."
"94 pts ... Strong, healthy colour; both the bouquet and palate are complex, offering a range of dark/black berry fruits and integrated but noticeable French oak; the palate has excellent line and length, the finish a high point of the wine. Drink through 2030."
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