Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz

9.24 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

May 20th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Deep dark crimson. Mocha herbal blackberry and plum aromas. Noticeable caramel flavours amongst the ripe berry opulence - wasn’t expecting such an oak influence at 8 years. A streak of Liquorice. With air coffee and chocolate with the black fruits. Full bodied, Low acid supple tannins. Grapes sourced from dry grown Shiraz vines planted in 1885 in the Ebenezer sub district of the Barossa Valley.

Deep dark crimson. Mocha herbal blackberry and plum aromas. Noticeable caramel flavours amongst the ripe berry opulence - wasn’t expecting such an oak influence at 8 years. A streak of Liquorice. With air coffee and chocolate with the black fruits. Full bodied, Low acid supple tannins. Grapes sourced from dry grown Shiraz vines planted in 1885 in the Ebenezer sub district of the Barossa Valley.

Sep 27th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Medium to full bodied and well made in a good vintage from vines planted in 1885 from the Ebenezer sub district of Barossa Valley. Drinking my Barossa Reds in what passes for Winter in Australia this year. Difficult to drink these big Reds in a Queensland summer. I am dreading summer later in the year. Rich ripe and predictable - But it is pretty delicious. I feel Sami-ODI gets more complexity and interest into their Reds than most.

Medium to full bodied and well made in a good vintage from vines planted in 1885 from the Ebenezer sub district of Barossa Valley. Drinking my Barossa Reds in what passes for Winter in Australia this year. Difficult to drink these big Reds in a Queensland summer. I am dreading summer later in the year. Rich ripe and predictable - But it is pretty delicious. I feel Sami-ODI gets more complexity and interest into their Reds than most.

Aug 26th, 2017
jen brce

good value

good value

Mar 20th, 2015