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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2008 Peter Lehmann Clancy's - A Great Wine For A Barbecue!


56% Shiraz, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Merlot. SRP of $17 but can be found widely for $12.99 - $13.99. Sample received courtesy of The Hess Collection for review purposes.

From the bottle:
Among the world's great wine drinking experiences. Clancy's has established itself as Australia's legendary red. Clancy's provides consistent enjoyment with its rich flavours and smooth finish. The stuff of legends! 14.5% Alcohol
We really enjoy a good red blend partially because they tend to be quite affordable, but also because the combination of varieties can really give a wine a lot of character. This is exactly the case here:
It is a wine with good fruit complexity which draws upon the attributes of each variety in the blend: Shiraz gives richness and fruit, Merlot adds a textual softness and the Cabernet Sauvignon with its firm tannins reins in the fruit to give a wine of flavour, balance and structure.
The 2008 Peter Lehmann Clancy's Red Blend exhibits plum, vanilla, and some spice and earthiness on the nose. This is a smooth drinker, that is simple but not too simple with firm tannins that complement the flavor of the wine. It ends with a nice spicy finish that makes you want to try another sip. I broke this one at our Mother's Day barbecue and it was universally liked. Recommended for your next barbecue!

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Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 7.5

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