we got it and how much it cost.
At our local Kroger Store for
11.99 with plus card for a 1.5 liter magnum bottle. This
places a standard bottle at about 6 bucks.
Where is this
In South Eastern Australia,
with significant proportions from Sunraysia, Padthaway and
Impression of Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz, 2005
Like just about any wine from
Lindemans this one was excellent. I am not a huge fan of
Shiraz (or Syrah as it is also known) wines but I do enjoy them
and they certainly have a place in my wine rack. This is
one of the better ones under 8 dollars a bottle and with out a
doubt at the top of the Australian list for this price
This is a nice wine, the color
is very purple and the aromas make you think of berries and
cherries. That body is medium to full bodied and it is one
of those wine you like even better after the 2nd or 3rd
glass. I found the oak more noticeable after the first
glass as well.
All in all the best part of
this wine is the finish which is excellent, smooth and lasts
quite a while. It also changes as it fades revealing a lot
of different flavors.
Flavors are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?
The flavors include red berry,
fruit, spice, chocolate (in the background) and some oak.
Aromas are cherry, berries, prune, spice and vanilla.
foods will this wine go well with?
This one is big enough to
handle steaks, lamb and game with ease. Two meals jumped
into my mind when I first sipped this wine. First lamb
chops grilled and brushed with rosemary infused olive oil.
Sound complicated? It's not! Pour a bit of olive oil
in a bowl and sprinkle a generous amount of rosemary into
it. Let it sit a while and brush the chops with it as you
grill them. Second, grilled venison backstrap wrapped in
bacon, over mesquite coals of course. If not over mesquite
coals user your gas grill and mesquite wood chips in some foil
for a similar effect.
Grapes are In Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz, 2005?
I keep it In My Wine Rack, If So How Much?
Probably not. The issue
here is that this wine can be found every where so unless I have
a dinner planned with it that will need a few bottles the most I
will have on hand is a bottle. There are four stores with
in 10 minutes of my home that are always in stock so no need to
stock up. That said I would not question a person for a second
who kept a half dozen bottles on hand. That said it will
be in peak drinking through 2008 so I may just hide a few
bottles to try in 09, just to see.
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
Drinkers of full bodied reds
that enjoy a dry fruity wine. Shiraz is quite a bit
different then Cabernet, Merlot or Zinfandel wines. That
said if you like most reds you will like this too but you will
notice a definite difference. Syrah produces deeply
colored wines with full body, firm tannin, with aromas and
flavors that can suggest berries, smoked meats, bell peppers,
spice and ripe fruit. Most of those are in this one.
Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?
the Bottle: Lindemans is one of the most
respected and enduring Australian winemakers, crafting wines
since 1843. Consistent from one year to the next,
Lindemans Bin Series has become one of the world's favorite
range of wines.
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz is a
rip, full flavored wine that can be enjoyed with pasta, red meat
dishes or cheese.
the Wine Makers Tasting Notes: The 2005 vintage was of consistent good quality across all regions.
Favorable seasonal conditions - particularly mild temperatures, with few sustained hot periods, and moderate and generally well timed rainfall - resulted in good quality and steady ripening of fruit, with full varietal characters being developed.
Flavor - A medium
to full bodied palate with layers of red berry and bramble
fruit complimented by hints of dark chocolate. The finish is
long and supple and shows nice creamy, spiced touches from
the oak maturation.
Matches - Ideally suited to Beef, Duck & Lamb
Peak Drinking - Now
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