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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2004

At 13, it pours that slightly brickish colour around its edges, dull - the lustre of youth fading. At its heart, an inky black mass yet to yield to age. 

Secondary flavours are starting to emerge: earth, meets old wood, dark chocolate - and yet a primacy still reigns. Plum, hoi sin like, sitting deep in the wine. Dense, chewy wine, an initial flash of brightness gives way to an ultra-fine tannin profile that rapidly envelopes the palate. 

Remarkably, at 13, it has a penetrating presence, persistent long on finish. Still much in the tank, good for another 5-10 minimum. 93 

Tasted on: Sunday 25th June, a Flower to Leaf day
Source: Cellar
Price: $90
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

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