Peter Lehmann Drawcard Shiraz Mataro 2010, Barossa Valley

Peter Lehmann Drawcard Shiraz Mataro 2010 Barossa Valley South Australia

$25 from Dan Murphy’s. This is the first time I have seen this label from PL, and thought it reasonably priced to warrant a go. It pours a crimson black colour with a dark ruby rim, and boasts an attractive, medium weighted nose of violets and blackcurrant fruit. The aromas are clean, with no distractions in the background. The fruit was sourced from several low-yielding vineyards from around the Barossa, and the resulting dry, full-bodied wine weighs in at 14.5% but you’re unlikely to find that offensive. That’s because the rich flavours of blackcurrant and black cherry, paired with the high level of acidity makes this a delicious drink with chocolate mousse topped with luscious cream and sliced strawberries, then dusted generously with cocao powder. I’m sure you could have this with a grilled steak, but it was just so much more exciting with dessert! The tannins are well-integrated into the wine, and aren’t a distraction, serving their purpose to provide a framework for this robust wine. Drink now – 2010. 91+/100.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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