Peter Lehmann Wines best wine of each vintage & one of the world’s great Shiraz.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Deep crimson-purple, remarkable for age, although it was a great vintage; the transition from American to French oak has added lustre to the bouquet and medium-bodied palate; the dark fruits and bitter chocolate flavours are intense and long, with a matrix of juicy and savoury characters to play with.Drink By 2031: Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2011)
Stonewell is the finest Barossa shiraz of the modern era. A monumental call, but no other comes close in its consistency across more than two decades, its core of profound longevity and the ever-escalating grandeur of its finest vintages. 2006 is a maelstrom of concentrated power and uncompromising composure like none that has gone before it. Screw cap for the first time! Drink 2021-2031. 97 points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste (AUG/2011)
Stonewell directly sings of the season and it clearly resonates with the intricacies of the harvest and its own source material. This is a sensationally well-balanced wine with clarity of message and freshness on its not inconsiderable finish. As you all know, I described the 2004 vintage of this wine as perfect. It looks even better today! But this 2006 is only half a pace behind its bigger brother. This is a great Stronewell and its one which won't scare the uninitiated, too, and we don't want to do that do we? Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2001
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour is deep red-black.
A bouquet shows hints of chocolate and dark plums.
These flavours extend to the palate which is richly structured with a fine, persistent finish - a wine of great style and power.
Savour with rich game dishes, roast beef, and hard cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano, aged cheddar or Grana Padana.
The story of Stonewell Shiraz began in 1987 when Peter Lehmann decided to make a special Shiraz - a wine of immense intensity and muscularity that would demand time in the barrel and bottle before release. The wine was named ‘Stonewell’ after the district that he believed best showed the characters admired most in Barossa Shiraz.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal, Brisbane Wine Show 2007
Silver Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2009
Silver Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2010
Silver Medal, Sydney Wine Show 2010