Peter Lehmann 'Clancy's' 2004
Barossa Valley, South Australia, $99, stelvin seal
Peter Lehmann is a legend within the Australian wine scene and man's whose story is well worth looking up. This one is that classic Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet with a little softening Merlot. I popped this bottle and jumped in the bath with the rubber ducks and Haruki Murakami's beautifully surreal and cynical novel Dance, Dance, Dance.
Peter Lehmann 'Clancy's' 2004 is an inky dark red with a big nose; there are aromas of blackberries, raspberries and cola, but it's dominated by a delicious boysenberries. Initially there was a splash of vanilla on the palate, but it quickly became all about dark jammy fruits; plums, blackberries and cassis. It's a soft, integrated wine with a splash of acidity to keep things lively. Simple, but smooth, satisfying and moorish drinkable; Peter Lehmann 'Clancy's' 2004 is a decent drop that offers good easy drinking value.
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