The Good News Report - 6th July 2011
06 July 2011
Dan Murphy’s Fine Wine Buyer’s guide 8th Edition has given their patrons a helpful guide to some of the Barossa’s finest red wines, and their wine panel has included PLW’s 2008 Barossa Shiraz in their suggestions –
92 Points - PLW 2008 Barossa Shiraz – ‘Highly polished red and black fruit bouquet, with a touch of licorice for interest; the palate is quite fleshy…warm and rich to conclude’.
WBM Magazine has cast it’s eye over the PLW Princess Moscato packaging, with a pleasing summary….
“Brighten Up, Princess”
“ The Latest Moscato bottle to catch WBM’s eye is the 2011 Peter Lehmann Wines Princess Moscato, which features a 500ml clear bottle, a pink crown seal, a cut little necktag and a quirky label illustration …. it’s targeted with women in mind and would look sensational on the table at a café.
The Princess package is the work of Karin Seja of KSD. Asked about the philosophy behind it she said, “It goes back a while now, but the philosophy was to build on Lehmann’s Sparkling Shiraz Black Queen imagery and offer this unashamedly as a direct target to the younger, chic and savvy female drinker… the ‘princess’ market – hence the name! lower alcohol, a touch of blush colour, a bit of spritz, 500ml, crown seal, pink and a bit of bling wrapped up the package… which from memory was originally sold out in record time. Not sure if this is still the case.”
Louise Radman reviews Princess Moscato 2011 in Sumptuous Magazine June/July issue
“The first wine of the season is a bright young thing with sugar candy sweetness and vivacious sparkle. Made from perfumed frongtignac grapes on the valley floor, it shows musky aromatics and crisp toffee apple crunch. Fresh and flight with gentle spritz, low alcohol and sherbety fruit tingle. Perfect as a sassy aperitif or sensual supper indulgence. Pair with fresh salads, fruit sorbets and tartlets.”
Ralph Kyte-Powell delivers a **** review on the PLW 2010 Barossa Blonde, in ‘The Age – Epicure’ this week –
‘A blend of Barossa Chenin Blanc, Riesling and Semillon with Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Barossa Blonde has a simple, zesty aroma of ripe grapes and citrus fruits. It has a ripe tropical fruit flavor of attractive softness, helped along by a cleverly integrated dab of fruit sweetness and balanced by a clean zip of lemony acidity.’
The Sunday Morning Herald’s Good Living Wine with Huon Hooke has listed the PLW 2010 Classic Riesling as their Bargain Of The Week –
‘Really good-value Riesling. Intense, sharply defined lime-juice varietal aromas; the palate attractively flavoured, crisp but not tart, lively but also smooth on the tongue, finishing with a slight grip. Drink over the next three years. 11% alcohol. 88/100. Food: Fish & Chips.’
The Adelaide Review writes about the upcoming SALA Barossa Degustation at Peter Lehmann Wines and other Barossa wineries. Click here.
Gary Walsh of The Wine Front
Steve Prati – St. Cloud Times talks about iconic Australian Wines and their legendary founders, including Peter Lehmann Wines in his pick of the best. Click here to read…
A Private Tasting in Thailand with our winemaker, Peter Kelly. Click here.
The Graped Crusader includes a beautiful photo and lovely review of the 2005 Margaret Semillon, commenting “From the minute this hits the glass you know you’re in for something a bit special”