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Lindemans Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Here's a cab sav out of a preferred region for the variety from an excellent vintage - it's value on a stick! Medium-bodied in style, it's a smooth, easy drinking wine that shows smells of dark fruits, After Eight mints and toasted cedar on the nose. The palate is soft and slinky, with dark plummy flavours slithering along the tongue supported by fine tannins and a sweetly fruited finish. Juicy hamburger here we come - with extra cheese!

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes for the LINDEMANS Reserve Padthaway Cabernet Sauvignon are picked while the temperatures are cool, resulting in fruit with good varietal definition and balanced flavors. This wine was aged for 13 months in American oak to add complexity to the blend, while maintaining its fresh fruit focus.

The LINDEMANS Reserve Padthaway Cabernet Sauvignon begins with classic mint and red berry fruit aromas, with hints of oak and earthiness. This full-bodied wine has pronounced sweet berry fruit on the palate, with fine-grained tannins contributing to the long finish.

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Lindemans Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Fresh and youthful nose smelling of plums, and a good tart cabernet fruit palate and firm oak tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Toasty mocha nose and rich palate with good fruit and well-balanced use of oak. Give it another year or three!
Winestate 2009
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says

Colour:This sits at the base level of quality Australian wine, regionally labelled and a heck of a lot closer to actual wine in character than the basic Lindemans Bin Series wines - well worth the trade up! This has attractive, bright berries and gentle regional mint, really appealing fruit on show, some brooding dark aromas too.

Palate:The palate's even and elegant, just like Coonawarra should be, finishing with gentle, grippy cabernet tannin.

The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
There are plenty of rich, concentrated blackcurrant and dark plum flavours, fleshy texture and a slightly firm finish
Quaff 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Fresh and vibrant, with strong varietal cabernet fruit framed by quite toasty oak character; surprisingly long and firm, this wine offers terrific value for money.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
91
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
2005 RELEASE Almost too serious for the price. Flavours of eucalypt, earth, dust and tobacco, matched to smoky blackcurrant. It's like a mini Lindemans St George cabernet, complete with a pile of drying tannin. Lip-smacking finish. It will be a better drink in a year's time, DRINK 2009-2011.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Entirely fruit-driven; soft, juicy, ripe blackcurrant and mulberry fruits; ready right now.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2002 Vintage) says
What a great label this is proving to be for Lindemans: stunning reds, excellent verdelho, and more than decent chardonnay. This has fragrant cassis and cedary oak characters, fleshy texture, briary, cassis flavours, tight structure and firm fine tannins. It's approachable now but will benefit from short-term cellaring.
Quaff 2005 2004
Ken Gargett (2002 Vintage) says
This has plenty of rich, ripe character and all the body and structure you would expect from a Lindemans Reserve wine. I'm not entirely sure what a Lindemans Reserve wine is, but I think we're safe with the proposition that it's better than a Lindemans non-Reserve wine. What should you reserve it for? Well how about your best home-made spaghetti bologneseÑthrow a glassful in the pot and finish the rest off yourself.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2005 2005
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
Padthaway, just to the north of Coonawarra in South Australia, has been a source of good red wines for a number of years now. This example from Lindemans is very much in the serious house style: as well as good rich purple berry fruit, there's a fair whack of dark, cedary oak (from time spent in barrel). Best drunk with hearty, meaty food.
Quaff 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; savoury, earthy cabernet varietal fruit comes through strongly on the bouquet, flowing through to the bright cassis/blackcurrant fruit of the palate, which has good length and structure. By far the best of the Reserve Padthaway releases from 1999 and 2000.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
88

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