Fruit for Peter Lehmann Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the finest vineyards in Barossa Valley. It is purplish coloured and exhibits rich aromas of black berries and blackcurrants. The palate of this wine is well structured and laced with flavours of black cherries, black berries and blackcurrants. The tannins are soft yet firm and the wine rounds up to an interesting finish. It can be drunk young though a cellaring period of 5-8 years will reward to more complex characters. Enjoy with red meats, grilled chicken, lamb or barbecue etc.
An excellent vintage in the Barossa which has produced a classic Cabernet showing a touch of crushed leaf and ripe blackcurrant flavours. The deep colour leads to a firmly structured palate with a long finish. It is delicious now but can cellared with confidence for another 5 years or so if desired.
The 2012 vintage came early and was very small. The weather was quite mild throughout and the quality of the red wines is outstanding- they are beautifully balanced
with great colour and varietal definition and should age gracefully for many years in the cellar.
Made from a diverse range of Cabernet vineyards located throughout the different sub-regions of the Barossa Valley.
Fruit was fermented on skins for seven days. Following pressing, clarification and blending, the wine was matured in French and American oak hogsheads for 12 months prior to bottling.
This is a superb accompaniment to beef, rich game dishes or a good Cheddar.
Wine Maker : Andrew Wigan, Chief Winemaker