2015 Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz

Year: 2015
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 92
James Suckling: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 85
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$14.95

"Dense, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and fleshy notes of spiced plum and wild blackberry. Tobacco, espresso and nutmeg details add aromatic interest, but the focus and purity of the fruit flavors is most powerful on the long finish. Drink now through 2029. 40,000 cases made. -MW" (WS)

"Big, sweetly-spiced oak here. This has a hearty dose of ripe fruit, but the oak is just a little overstated. Too much bourbon-like character. The fruit could carry the wine with more class. Drink now. Screw cap." (JS)

"This full-bodied Barossa Shiraz comes charging through the gate with sweet oak notes, namely vanilla, butterscotch and coffee. Behind them gallop ripe berry fruits. The palate is more balanced, offering grainy, leathery tannins to tame the plush juicy fruit. This is a teeth-staining choice for those looking for a big ballsy red at $20 or under. -Christina Pickard" (WE)