Lindemans Coonawarra Trio Limestone Ridge Shiraz Cabern
The 'Trio' of Limestone Ridge, Pyrus and St George have been Aussie stalwarts for over four decades. They are made from Coonawarra fruit, and Limestone Ridge is made up of that good 'ole Aussie blend of shiraz and cab sav. It's a ripe, lush number that displays lots of dark-berried fruits with sniffs of anise, vanilla and subtle florals. The palate is dense and curvy, with sweet plum and pepper spice flavours, talcy tannins, and a mocha, licorice finish. It really does need a juicy steak to grapple with, but a bit of cellaring will settle it down.
This medium-to-full-bodied wine was matured for 18 months in a mixture of new and seasoned American and French oak. It is rich yet elegant with juicy black fruit and acidity framed by fine chalky tannins that drive through the palate and provide a long finish.