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1999 Peter Lehmann Excellence Collection Mentor, Barossa, Australia

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Cabernet Sauvignon but previous vintages have included small portions of Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec.

Tasting note: Medium to full red-purple, particularly good given the age of the wine; a complex array of blackberry, blackcurrant and mint fruit aromas are matched by the tangy, olive, berry and spice palate; good persistence and length; savoury tannins. (12-Feb-2003) [James Halliday]

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $44

Search Rank 4503 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 4503rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 5678th

Score: 89   When to drink: 2003 to 2012
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
91/100   2004 to 2007
90/100   2003 to 2009
87/100   2006 to 2012
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more

  • Barossa is one of the six wine-producing zones of South Australia. It is divided into two sections: the Barossa Valley, and the Eden Valley, both of which have their own separate Geographical Indication (GI). Grape-growing conditions vary immensely across the wider Barossa zone and this is reflected in the markedly different wine styles produced here.

  • South Australia is one of the Australia's six states, located (as the name implies) in the south of the vast island continent. It is the engine room of the Australian wine industry, responsible for around half of the country's total output each year. But the region isn't just about quantity – countless high-quality wines are made here, most of them from the region's signature grape, Shiraz. These ...more

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