Case Price: $239.94 (6 x 750ml)
|Our Price: $39.99 / bottle (RRP: $45.00 )||Case: 6 x 750ml|
' Has some seriousness to its feel. Dark fruit, sweet spice, earthiness, slick machine-oil-texture. Inward concentration and some raspy tannins.'
91 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
‘Eight Songs for A Mad King’ was one of Peter Lehmann’s favourite vocal ensemble musical works, loved for its soft harmonies. This is sourced from some of the oldest, low-yielding vineyards in Barossa. It was first made in 1996 from three 100-plus year-old vineyards with the aim of producing a decisively soft style unlike any other Peter Lehmann Shiraz before it. Maturation in 100% new French oak hogsheads integrates the rich fruit and velvety tannins to enhance dark chocolate and soft red fruit characters.
Fermented and macerated on skins for up to 2 weeks with some partial barrel fermentation. Following pressing and clarification, the wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for approximately 15 months.
This Shiraz is deep in colour with a bright red hue. The nose displays notes of dark chocolate and charry oak combined with lifted red cherry and plum aromas finishing with soft velvety tannins and soft red fruits on the palate.
'From several parishes of the Barossa Valley, the fruit is assembled to bring layers to the wine. Or so the song goes. Has some seriousness to its feel. Dark fruit, sweet spice, earthiness, slick machine-oil-texture. Inward concentration and some raspy tannins pulling the wine long and to a chewy, tight finish. Inky and deep, brooding, pent up and needing time to unfurl. Good impact here. The freshness and evenness of the wine is quietly impressive too. One for those seeking heft but seamlessness from Barossa.'
91 Points - Mike Bennie
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