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PRODUCT TAGS Producer:Peter Lehmann Region:Barossa Country:Australia Variety:Semillon Vintage:2005
Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon 2005
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The 2005 'Margaret' Barossa Semillon won the following three trophies at this years Royal Sydney Wine Show

RAS of NSW Annual Prize for Best Semillon - Best Varietal Wine, Semillon
The Albert Chan Memorial Prize - Best White Wine of Show
Macquarie Group Perpetual Trophy - Best Wine of Show

THE Barossa Valley's historic Peter Lehmann winery stole a march on the Hunter Valley's legendary band of semillon performers with an unprecedented triple-trophy triumph at the 2011 Sydney Royal Wine Show.  The 2005 Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon ($30), an oak-free drop right out of the Hunter Valley semillon handbook, claimed three of the show's biggest prizes: best wine overall, best varietal wine and best white wine.

Peter Lehmann's team, headed by Andrew Wigan, produced a wine in the classic Hunter Valley mould to win the widespread approval of the judging panel, chaired by Brokenwood top gun Iain Riggs, a semillon specialist in the Pokolbin district. "Since Lehmanns switched from oak to stainless steel in 2002, their semillons have mirrored the Hunter style. Obviously, it's working well for them," Riggs said at the Wine Communicators of Australia lunch, where the Lehmann drop was clearly the standout.

Barossa winemakers have traditionally used oak in the maturation process, whereas their Hunter Valley counterparts have built a stunning reputation for their prized semillons by relying on stainless steel.  Semillon has traditionally been a star performer at the Sydney judging, with plaudits normally reserved for the likes of Tyrrell's Vat 1 and McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Lovedale.

The absence of these celebrated family brands on the trophy list this time, and the emergence of a Barossa Valley semillon in their place, was one of the big talking points.  The 2005 Margaret is a splendid semillon that has achieved significant complexity through bottle age while retaining its youthfulness and vitality.
JOHN FORDHAM, The Daily Telegraph

This is a cracker, starting to evolve and show its potential. Classic honey and lanoline with smoky and lemongrass highlights. Intense, driven and energetic across the line and length of the palate. Insane value for a wine of this class. ROSCOE, Prince Wine Store


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