Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 14%, 750ml
Stonewell Shiraz - first made in 1987 - has one guiding principle: to be Peter Lehmann’s best shiraz of vintage. The name Stonewell was chosen in recognition of the high quality shiraz grapes being grown around Stonewell Road in the Marananga district of the Barossa.
While the winery owns a vineyard called Stonewell in this district, the grapes for Stonewell Shiraz are not limited to this one vineyard and come from individual growers in a number of Barossa sub-districts, particularly those to the west and the north where hard dry soils give rise to low-yielding shiraz of great quality.
- The outstanding vintage has produced a densely coloured Stonewell with a black centre and bright crimson edge.
- The bouquet is beautifully integrated with dark briary fruits, chocolate and a touch of aniseed.
- The palate shows the richness and length expected of a great Stonewell.
- The finish is firm but finely grained- a wine of great dignity that will continue to improve for many years with careful cellaring.