Vale Peter Lehmann, a member of the Order of Australia, the original Baron of the Barossa, and a legend of Australian wine, helped shape the wine industry over seven decades. Peter Lehmann established the Tanunda-based winery that bears his name in 1979, creating a wine brand that today signifies quality Barossa winemaking. Each vintage, over 140 grape growers supply Peter Lehmann Wines with quality fruit from over 700 hand-tended vineyards located throughout the Barossa.
For his style, integrity and skill as a professional and artisan, Peter Lehmann has come to be known as Mentor by many of Australia's eminent winemakers. His conviction that the Barossa was capable of making the best wines in the world extended far beyond Shiraz, he always called it the Garden of Eden, a winemaker’s paradise. When it came to selecting a wine to dedicate to Peter Lehmann, it was not without a sense of irony that the choice should be Barossa Cabernet. Each year, the best of vintage is fashioned into a wine of great distinction
From exceptional, low yielding sites in the Ebenezer, Light Pass, Rosedale, Vinevale and Tanunda sub-regions of Barossa. Over the years vineyards have been identified which produce the best Cabernet wines, many planted over sixty years ago. These older, low yielding vines give fruit that displays classic lifted cassis and violet characters of great Cabernet Sauvignon. Mentor is fermented and matured in exclusively French oak hogsheads, integrating seamlessly with the powerful flavours and structure. Vinified and macerated on skins for up to two weeks with some partial barrel fermentation, followed by pressing and clarification, before maturation in French oak hogsheads for eighteen months. Alcohol 14.5%
A deeply coloured wine with dense centre. The nose exudes inviting aromas of classic Barossa Cabernet blackcurrant, mint and cedar box. The palate shows defined Cabernet cassis flavour, a touch of chocolates and vanilla, exhibiting a superb integration of oak and fruit. Mentor is designed to soften and increase in complexity, emerging as a wine of immense power and richness across the palate. Another compelling edition in a series of consecutive great vintages, highly rated by for producing wines of great depth, flavour and richness, the quality of fruit demands that it be released as a pure varietal wine. Mentor is the ideal accompaniment to goose and game, superb with braised lamb or a fine aged cheddar
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