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2013 Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz

2013 Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz

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14.5%
Cellar to 2035
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2013
750ml
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$79.99
14.5%
Cellar to 2035
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2013
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • The story of Stonewell Shiraz began in 1987 when Peter Lehmann decided to make a special Shiraz - a wine of immense intensity and muscularity that would demand time in the barrel and bottle before release. The wine was named ‘Stonewell’ after the district that he believed best showed the characters admired most in Barossa Shiraz. This tradition has continued and each vintage the best Shiraz fruit from their extensive network of growers is chosen to create Stonewell.

    Usually no more than a dozen small, old vineyards are selected each year, the oldest planted in 1885. The berries are small and sparse with crops typically less than 1.5 tonnes per acre. The pedigree of these vineyards and the knowledge that has been passed from each grape growing generation to the next assures us that Stonewell Shiraz is a wine of great longevity that can be cellared with confidence for many years to come.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 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.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This wine has a dense black centre and garnet rim, exhibiting aromas of plum, chocolate and hints of mint. Its structure shows intense depth of fruit and firm tannins. Made in limited quantities, this release may be cellared until 2035.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • In 1979 Peter Lehmann parted ways with Saltram to start Masterson Wines, the company which has since evolved into Peter Lehmann Wines, in a move solely designed to help the growers he had built relationships with over the years. Peter took the surplus grapes and doing business on a handshake sold wine on a “pay now and we’ll deliver in two years” arrangement called ‘The Futures’. This raised enough money to buy the growers’ fruit and process it into what became the first ever vintage of Peter Lehmann wine in 1980. Today the winemaking team at Peter Lehmann have a collective winemaking mentality defined by former chief winemaker and mentor, Andrew Wigan. Over the years there has been a natural evolution within the team but the approach has remained the same; consistency and a continuous strive for perfection. "We are always looking for ways to make better wine. To never rest on our laurels. There is a strong sense of pride and tradition that surround our wines.” Tim Dolan, Senior Winemaker

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 92 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    This is a stoic, classically styled shiraz that has big and bold aromas of blackberries and tar. Some licorice and resiny oak. The palate is big and saturated in flavors of dark plums and blackberries with a big serving of sweet oak. The finish is long with ripe fruit and tannins. Drink in the next decade. Screw cap.

    92 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Never a wallflower but particularly concentrated in this vintage, the driest and earliest for the Barossa. Inky purple hue with intense flavours of licorice and roasted nuts, lots of oak flavour subsuming the fruit. Powerful structure but the drying tannins know now bounds. They are the sticking point.