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2012 Peter Lehmann Mentor Barossa Valley Cabernet

Peter Lehmann

Our Price: $34.99 / bottle (RRP: $45.00) Case: 6 x 750ml

'A very good vintage for Cabernet - indeed all red wines - in the Barossa Valley if the alcohol is controlled.'
96 Points - James Halliday

  • Peter Lehmann mentored countless people over his 50-year career, and this wine is named in his honour. Great Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon has layers of texture and flavour. By drawing fruit from a number of Barossa sub-regions – each with their own unique terroir – Mentor Cabernet captures immense varietal definition with added complexity of old vine, low-yielding fruit matured in 100% French oak barrels. Mentor is made as the best expression of Barossa Cabernet of vintage, with addition of small portions of complementary varieties in certain years. Mentor growers keep yields low and produce fruit that displays classic lifted cassis and violet characters. 

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The Masters wines are the top tier of Peter Lehmann’s original classic Barossa varietals, made for the long haul and released with bottle age to capture their full potential. These wines are named after a person or event that has played an intrinsic  role in the Peter Lehmann story.

    This limited release is our best Cabernet of vintage and the mild conditions experienced in 2012 have accentuated the varietal characteristics. The colour is deep, leading to a bouquet of violet and cassis and a touch of dark chocolate. The palate shows the substance of Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and finishes with great length - a wine of great breeding which can be cellared with confidence for another 8-10 years.


    2012 was an outstanding vintage. The weather was mild throughout with cool nights allowing a gentle, slow ripening which has produced red wines of great poise and substance.

    Sourced from low yielding established vines in the Barossa sub districts of  Rosedale, Light Pass, Stockwell, Tanunda and Vine Vale.


    Fermented and kept on skins for two weeks together with partial barrel fermentation during this time. Following pressing and clarification the wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for 15 months.

    14.8% alc/vol

    TASTING NOTES

    This is our best cabernet of vintage and is a limited release showing great depth of colour, rich blackcurrant flavours together with a firm, fine grained tannin finish- a wine of great concentration and style which can be cellared with confidence.

  • REVIEWS

    'Finishes its fermentation and is matured in French hogsheads for 18 months. The varietal expression is faultless, redolent of black fruits corralled by some bramble and savoury tannins on the finish. A very good vintage for cabernet - indeed all red wines - in the Barossa Valley if the alcohol his controlled.'
    96 Points - James Halliday



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