I’ve had this one in the cellar for quite a while and opened it with great expectation. On the nose the wine displays some varietal cherries on the nose but quite mild. The wine is dark in color with no discoloration on the edges (which might indicate I had kept it too long) On initial opening the wine is dominated by a strong alcoholic presence. This eased as it breathed but was still there. There were some nice black berry tastes but quite mild. All in all this wine is past it’s prime sadly. The distinctive fruit flavors are long gone. Guess the review was right.
Previously from the LCBO Web site:
PETER LEHMANN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 Barossa, South Australia Tasting Note: Lithe in texture, not a huge wine but beautifully focused, aglow with blueberry, currant and subtle bay leaf and spice flavors that persist with refinement through a long, harmonious finish. Drink now through 2010. Score – 90. (Harvey Steiman, www.winespectator.com, Nov. 30, 2004) 605741 (XD) 750 mL $19.95 Oct 28th 2006 release Featured 10/28/2006