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Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz

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This is not a wine to contemplate the meaning of life over, but it is a totally smashable, smooth and easy drinker. Smells of ripe, sweet plums and soft spices waft out of the glass, along with a hint of toasted oak. The palate is more medium-bodied and soft, with a touch of sweetness upfront followed swiftly by fleshy dark fruits, gentle tannins, and a lush, fruit-sweet finish. It's excellent value, and would be great with some sausages and creamy mash mid-week.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Medium to deep red.

Nose: Berry, plum and spice with vanillin oak aromas on the nose.

Palate: Medium to full bodied with berry, plum and spice flavours on the palate supported by attractive sweet oak char and spice. Soft generous finish.

Cellaring: 2013-2014

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Excellent crimson-purple; there is an abundance of plum and blackberry fruit on the medium-bodied palate; of course it doesnÕt have complexity, but itÕs terrific value for casual drinking, and while few will even dream of cellaring it, a year or two in bottle could bring a surprise result.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
88
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Light, bright red; a totally remarkable achievement, with a burst of fresh red fruits, and only a touch of green/mint on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
87
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Vibrant colour; juicy blueberry and spice bouquet; medium-bodied, spicy, fresh and focused, with the impression of sweet fruit to conclude.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2009 Vintage) says
These Lindemans Bin wines are made for the mainstream market, but they are obviously made with a great deal of pride and care. They're none too shabby! Wow. Good concentration of toasty, plummy flavour. Fresh, fruity fragrance. Keeps the flavour going all the way through the finish. Bang-on - and then some. Has an amazing ability to surprise you, does Bin 50. Great brightness to the flavours.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
These Lindemans Bin wines are made for the mainstream market, but they are obviously made with a great deal of pride and care. Australia made its wine reputation with wines of this quality and value. Bloody gorgeous wine. Plummy, musky, velvety, semi-sweet but semi-dry - we know that sounds weird, but it's true. This fills your mouth with soft, delicious flavour. It's pristine and pure too. It's a miracle of a wine and gets extra points for opulent, smooth deliciousness. Much better than the Lindemans Bin 55 Shiraz Cabernet at the same price. Load up the trolley.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Generous, round and smooth light- to medium-bodied blackberry flavours; ready now, and outperforms its price.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Altogether surprisingly deep and supple black fruits; not much structure or oak input, but at the price, you can't expect more. Gold medal and trophy (Best Early Drinking Red) Perth Wine Show '06.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
How are the mighty fallen...Last time I fronted at this historic old Hunter winery, the sign out the front was pushing Kiwi sauv blanc. The sound system was pumping out Kiss. I half expected the winemaker (not that they make wine there anymore, apparently) to lob up in platform shoes and full dog-face make-up. On the othet hand, it's these large-production values that give us such good wine for so little money. Behold the way of the future.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
84
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
85
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Deep purple-red colour; surprising depth and fruit concentration; blackberry and plum fruit; minimal oak. Excellent value; do not cellar (synthetic cork).
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Clearly expressed bright plum and blackberry fruit; quite silky; excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light purple-red; light juicy berry aromas lead into a palate with more flavour centred on soft, sweet fruit. Well priced.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
82
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is clean and smooth with dark berry fruit aromas and a hint of oak. There is attractive plummy fruit on the pleasantly sweet mid-palate, and although it has a slightly short finish, it is very well priced.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
81

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