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Lindemans Bin 40 Merlot

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Soft, fruity and highly sipable is the name of the game with this lush style of merlot from Lindemans. Dark fruits and spicy plums decorate the nose, and leap out onto the palate, with just a lick of toasty oak. The tannins and acidity are soft and mellow making this a satisfying drink anytime of day, as well as cracking value! 

Winemaker's Notes

LINDEMAN'S wines promise more than the partnering of quality grapes and craftsmanship. Every wine also contains the spirit and passion of our founder, Henry J Lindeman.

LINDEMAN'S Bin Range is internationally recognised as one of the best value for-money wine ranges available throughout the world. Renowned for consistency and quality, this is achieved by sourcing the best parcels of fruit available each vintage, from a wide array of premium growing areas throughout the southern states of Australia.

The generous flavours and contemporary, easy-drinking style of LINDEMAN'S Bin 40 Merlot combines easily with food, family and friends.

Appearance: Vibrant crimson red with a ruby rim.

Nose: The nose displays aromas of blackberry and ripe plum with underlying vanillin oak.

Palate: A soft and elegant, medium bodied Merlot with delicious red berry aromas that are supported on the palate by dark red berry fruit, textural vanillin oak and silky tannins.

Cellaring: Now to 2014.

Alcohol: 13.5%

expert reviews about

Lindemans Bin 40 Merlot

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2012 Vintage) says
Red berry bouquet; some spice and "wet clay" notes. Interesting palate - great acid line. "More-ish!"
September/October
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
What a great year for the Lindemans Bin range! Here's another beauty at a very fair price: it has dark plum and black cherry flavours and is soft, round and fleshy, indeed almost lush. The finish is a bit firm but is saved by the classy fruit. Try it with a stir-fry such as nasi goreng
Quaff 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This was matured in a mix of French and American oak, which has given it a chocolatey edge. It is a fantastically well made wine, a brilliant merlot in the drink-immediately style. It has softness and sweetness, reasonable length and pounds of charm. Musky mulberried and lots of fleshy raspberries. Crowd-pleaser in the best possible way Remarkable opulence for a wine at this price. We were tempted to rate it even higher.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Exceptional value at this price; has lots of juicy flavour, but is slightly sweet.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
It is desperately difficult to make good Merlot at any price and this cheeky little entry level red from the mighty Lindemans operation is a bloody good effort.Plummy and immediately engaging, this is the sort of wine that shouts “Australia” from the rooftops and pleases experts and novices alike. There needs to be a lot more wine like this flowing down the pipeline in order that you keep your enemies at bay and your fans close to your bosom.
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
The Bin range is consistently good for Lindemans with this year's 'Bin 40' having more fruitiness and more depth than last year's. It has ripe redcurrant and red cherry flavours, smoothness in the mid-palate and a gentle, even finish.
Quaff 2007 2006
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
Juicy, light and pleasant, with some attractive spiciness, but a bit simple.
Quaff 2005 2004
Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
This fruity little number says to me, 'StuÑquaff me. Don't think about me, don't analyse me, don't worry if you drink me out of a tumbler or a paper cup, just knock me back and enjoy me because I know my place in the world. I ain't no Grange, I ain't no fancy-pants Bordeaux; but I'm a pretty good little quaffer now, aren't I?' And when merlot starts talking to you, you know you're in trouble.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2005 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; the bouquet has quite ripe red and blackberry fruit with a nice savoury streak; the light-bodied palate is soft and clean, uncomplicated, but with some recognisable varietal character. Great value for the variety.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85

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