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Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010

See 2 previous notes. This has shown progressively better at each tasting. An interesting series, the VSV Series (Very Special Vineyard) from Peter Lehmann. In this case the 1885 is planted on its own roots by the Schrapel family in the Ebenezer district since...1885. The 6th generation Ralph Schrapel tends the vines - his signature on the label. A tradition in the Barossa that many are purely grape growers, many of German descent, and not necessarily vignerons. This vineyard is a low yielding 4 acre block. I made brief notes in any event - deep dark Ruby in colour. A classic Barossa palate - black cherry, earthy, dark chocolate flavours with a touch of liquorice. Luscious and mouth filling with softening tannins. Very easy to like and drinking at its peak. A good example of the saying that good wine is made in the vineyard. — 17 days ago

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Great summary, @Bob McDonald. Thanks for sharing the back story.
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Thanks Ron

Peter Lauer

Ayler Faß 3 Riesling 2018

Lemon juice, lemon zest, wet stone, crushed shells, ripping acidity. — 14 hours ago

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Peter Lauer

Lambertskirch Saar Kabinett Riesling 2016

Spicy stir fry calls for some Lauer power. I love their off-dry rieslings. This site was very recently replanted and only the second vintage in Kabinett style but already very successful. A youthful, exuberant key lime and stone fruit melange tempered by a mineral-driven poise, with racy but well-integrated acidity. — a month ago

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Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Probably my favorite of the Ceritas chards I’ve tasted. Beautiful! — a day ago

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@Brandon Thurber even better after 3-4 years!

Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling 2019

All around, very subtle and satisfying. Smells of wet stone and a light floral perfume. The taste is complex, starting with similar slate/floral notes, but finishing with bright citrus. Perfectly balanced with a hint of residual sugar softening the acidity. — 2 days ago

Peter Michael Winery

L'Apres-Midi Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

White flower, white tea, green apple, pear, honey suckle, medium acidity plus acidity. — 14 days ago

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Peter Lehmann

Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 1993

Still great after all those years. $20 shot in the dark at winebid — a month ago

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I grew up on this stuff - loved every drop!

Peter Michael Winery

Belle Côte Chardonnay 2015

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9.4

What can derail you from Delectable for a few months? Perhaps a global pandemic and all the associated work it brought? Hopefully back to stay and rating the backlog that got me through it 😂 Classic Cali Chard - tropical, citrusy notes with almost a waxy or silky mouthfeel. Very little if any butter or oak, and always a delight! — 8 months ago

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Peter Lehmann

Barossa Shiraz 2017

Good value for money. Medium mouth feel, not too watery or thick. Good plummy tone. Not too sour or sharp. — 2 days ago

Peter Mertes

Platinum Riesling 2018

It's impossible for me not to like Riesling, so I'm very picky. Would drink again. Smooth, Sweet, crisp, clean, mild aromatics, with tasting notes of melon and honey — 19 days ago