2013 Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Barossa Valley Shiraz
Dark blood red, this shows just a little of the vintage warmth, with wet bricks, cooked plum and cocoa powder, the nose deep and rich. That coffeed, deep richness is classic too – it’s going to hook in lovers of the richer, heartier Barossa style in a heartbeat. Maybe a a little dried fruit on the finish, but it’s not hard or hot (if slightly tart). Lots of old-school Barossa charm here.
92 points - Andrew Graham
Who made it?
In 1979 Peter Lehmann parted ways with Saltram to start Masterson Wines, the company which has since evolved into Peter Lehmann Wines, in a move solely designed to help the growers he had built relationships with over the years. Peter took the surplus grapes and doing business on a handshake sold wine on a “pay now and we’ll deliver in two years” arrangement called ‘The Futures’. This raised enough money to buy the growers’ fruit and process it into what became the first ever vintage of Peter Lehmann wine in 1980. Today the winemaking team at Peter Lehmann have a collective winemaking mentality defined by former chief winemaker and mentor, Andrew Wigan. Over the years there has been a natural evolution within the team but the approach has remained the same; consistency and a continuous strive for perfection. "We are always looking for ways to make better wine. To never rest on our laurels. There is a strong sense of pride and tradition that surround our wines.” Tim Dolan, Senior Winemaker
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