1996 Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz
A wonderful, wonderful wine! Very deep opaque crimson mauve colour. Superb perfumed nose. The violets leap out of the glass and are enhanced by complex, near perfect assembly of liquorice allsorts, very fine ripe plums, spice, vanilla and macerated blackberries, followed by dark cherry notes. The palate is a sublime experience - an essay in liquorice, violets, plum and spice, followed by blackpepper, vanilla and confectionery back palate flavours. No part of the palate is untouched by the totally concentrated flavours of this wine. Perfect balance, with superfine tannins and exceptionally long aftertaste of vanilla, plum, liquorice allsorts and anise. Cellar 5-8 years. Stocks are very limited.