April 18, 2008

Peter Lehmann 2004 Clancy's Blend

Peter Lehmann Clancy's Blend
That gold sticker on the side says "Top 100 wine values under $25, 90 Points, Wine Spectator". Found this Aussie blend at Costco for $14. This 2004 Barossa is 43% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 15% Merlot. It's above average, in the 6.5-7/10 range, when rated against $10-20 bottles.

You immediately taste dark fruit like blackberries (that's the shiraz a-talkin'), but the cabernet comes out with some medium tannins quickly after, especially felt in my nose on the exhale (yes, very odd indeed). Overall, it's a very smooth wine and the grape blend goes together quite nicely. Not the best sippin' wine without food as it leaves the mouth a bit gummy.

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