PETER LEHMANN THE SEVEN SURVEYS - 2005
The Seven Surveys is Peter Lehmann's tribute to the early settlers who came to Barossa to grow grapes. This Aussie Rhone-styled wine is made from a blend of 43% Grenache, 43% Shiraz, and 14% Mourvedre and has an alcohol content of 14.5%. The wine was aged 12 months in old French and American hogsheads.
Transparent cherry red color with cranberry, raspberry and cherries on the nose. On the palate there's lots of cranberry, plum, perfume, spice and toasty oak with a tart red currant finish. As the wine opens up candied fruit and black currant flavors emerge. Light to Medium bodied with some heat that blows off after a bit of time.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A very well put together wine with good structure and balance. When this wine finally opens up it reveals wonderful complexity. A great food wine for hearty winter meals that comes at an affordable price. Retails for around $15 a bottle.