expert reviews about
2009 Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz
Wine Spectator says
James Halliday says
Deep purple-crimson; imposes itself from the first whiff of the expressive bouquet, the first sip of the palate, yet does so with style (and guile); the aromas and flavours are complex, yet seamlessly moulded in a supple display of black and red fruits, the tannins equally supple, the French oak totally integrated and balanced.
Huon Hooke says
Deep, dense, dark, youthful red/purple colour. The bouquet is super-ripe and borderline jammy: fruitcake with lots of raisins! It's essency and has a liqueur-like aspect. Lots of oak and syrupy, sweet-fruited, super-ripe flavour, a massive jammy ripe wine which will please the hedonists while others will think it's too much of a good thing. A whopper. It should age very well.
Wine Enthusiast says
Lehmann's 2009 may not be its best or longest lived Stonewell, but it's a luscious example nonetheless. It's round and creamy in the mouth, with no hard edges, and easy-to-appreciate flavors of black cherries, plums, toasty oak and menthol. Drink now–2020.