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Peter Lehmann Clancy's Dry Red

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This value red from Lehmann brings together shiraz, cab sav and merlot in one smooth, satisfying, juicy drink. There's a heap of ripe, fleshy, spiced plums on the nose, along with hints of mint and black currants. The palate is fuller-bodied, fruity and succulent, with soft tannins and acidity, and a slinky, sweet-fruited finish. Bound to please the crowd at a party.

Winemaker's Notes

Peter Lehmann is considered a Legend by many in the Barossa. Renowned for sticking up for what’s right, and for the people and wine he believes in. Renowned for the hospitality he shows to anyone with a story to share, or just time to spare.

In Clancy’s, he’s bottled that warm hospitality and named it after the amiable Australian in Banjo Paterson’s famous poem.

Blending Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Merlot makes Clancy’s an extremely affable drop, the perfect companion to robust flavours and spirited conversation. Australia’s legendary red.

A deep cherry red colour leads to a bouquet showing dark forest fruits and a touch of stylish oak in the background. The palate shows richness of fruit, softly textured tannins and a long, flavoursome finish. While drinking beautifully now, the wine can be aged for a further 3-5 years if desired during which time it will continue to soften and gain in complexity. It is a good idea to decant beforehand to allow some oxygen in and bring out the best in the wine.

Clancy’s is a wine to enjoy with friends over a bowl of pasta, platters of pizza, or a sizzling roast chicken. It will always be a welcome guest at a BBQ.

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Peter Lehmann Clancy's Dry Red

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This sprightly semillon-sauvignon blanc blend is a fresh starter and terrific value; some tropical passionfruits added to semillon's waxy lemons. Bright acidity and plenty of juicy flesh, passionfruit, nectarine and lemon flavours; direct, crisp and built for pleasure. Brilliant!
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Rather cooked, meaty and pruney with smoky oak beneath its earthy, plummy flavours. It finishes with slightly raw and greenish edges, lacking a genuine presence of physiologically ripe fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
82
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
While light, the hue is still good; a light-bodied wine that is fully mature, juicy fruit to the fore, tannins and oak irrelevant.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Moderately intense and easy-drinking, this rather cooked and jammy expression of raisined, meaty red grapes does retain some plummy fruit but finishes raisined and lacking great freshness, with greenish and metallic edges.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
82
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Lovely blend of shiraz, cabernet and merlot, each of the three varieties making a noticeable, and positive, contribution. You should be able to find a much better price than the full-tote price listed here. 2005 RELEASE It tastes of mulberries, plums and chocolate but that's essentially irrelevant; the main thing is that it tastes good. It's got soft, velvety tannin and a chewy hit of medium-weight flavour. As a drink-now red I reckon it's spot-on. DRINK 2008-2012.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Rather simple, earthy and slightly thin, with lightly spicy and peppery aromas of fresh small black and red berries and violets over restrained cedar/vanilla oak. Smooth and supple, with an initially vibrant expression of blueberries and dark plums, it thins out towards a dusty, chalky finish with earthy undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
86
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; soft, supple and smooth; spicy, gently savoury black fruits mix; gentle tannins and oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A fast-maturing, slightly cooked and earthy red whose spicy aromas of blood plums, redcurrant and chocolate/vanilla oak are backed by nuances of cloves and cinnamon. Smooth and juicy the palate's earthy expression of plum and berry fruit is handsomely oaked and framed by fine, pliant tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
87
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Very generous, flavoursome budget red whose pleasingly intense small black jujube-like fruit flavours are perfectly married with the right amount of smoked oyster American oak influences. Great value.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; soft, ripe, stewed plum aromas lead into a soft and easy palate, with plum, prune and a dash of oak. A blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Bright medium purple-red; clean, red berry fruit aromas, together with a touch of mint, lead into a palate in which mint comes through quite strongly; soft tannins and minimal oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
85
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is light, with fresh lolly juicy fruit aromas which gain power and amplify on the palate, augmented with soft, ripe tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
85
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is exactly as one would expect it to be, full and scented with dark berry fruits surrounded by solid American oak. The palate is a mix of high-toned juicy minty berry fruit and vanillin oak. Works very well.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
85

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