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Lindemans Reserve Shiraz

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2010 was a pearler of a vintage in South Australia, and this juicy shiraz makes for excellent value drinking. Smells of black fruits, pepper spice and dark chocolate leap out of the glass, whilst the palate is quite rich and medium to fuller-bodied, with choc-coated berry centre, licks of coconut, fine tannins, and a slinky, succulent finish. That lamb burger is sounding good right about now. 

Winemaker's Notes

The Reserve Padthaway Shiraz begins with aromas of black pepper and raspberry, with hints of chocolate. On the palate, this medium bodied wine shows generous sweet mulberry fruit flavours with a vanilla oak component. The finish has fine tannins and a great length of fruit flavour.

Grapes for the Reserve Padthaway Shiraz are picked while the temperatures are cool, resulting in fruit with good varietal definition and balanced flavours. This wine was aged for 12 months in American oak to add complexity to the blend, while maintaining its fresh fruit focus.

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Lindemans Reserve Shiraz

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
We can now safely say that this is good every year - or at least it has been for the past handful. Brett Sharpe makes this, and he does a fine job. Has some obvious, toasty, custardy American oak but it's pretty damn yummy. Plummy fruit oozes to the fore. Good amount of juicy length. Grainy finish and aftertaste. Great quaffing.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light colour; pleasant, light-bodied commercial style, with shiraz fruit to the fore, and oak invisible.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, with smooth plum, black cherry and raspberry fruit, though not over-much texture and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
A couple of years ago there was a cracking wine under this label, and this is impressive too. 2005 RELEASE The score may not be all that high but this is fabulous red wine buying. It tastes of plums, cherries and minerals, and has enough structure for the flavour to run along solid rails. Chewy, flavoursome and good, DRINK 2008-2010.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
87
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Juicy damson plum, blackberry and raspberry flavours; medium-bodied, with a flick of vanilla oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Quite elegant and well balanced; medium-bodied; fine black fruits and tannins; good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Fully reflects the vintage, with concentrated, almost essency, black fruits running through a very ripe, generous palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2002 Vintage) says
Here's a revealing example of why you can't just trust a label all the time. The 2001 vintage of this brand was sensational - indeed, it was last year's Quaff Wine of the Year. This vintage is good - nice black fruit richness, spicy, clean and direct - but it's not a patch on the 2001.
Quaff 2004 2003
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; complex fruit aromas of berry, licorice and herb lead directly into a palate with abundant blackberry I black cherry fruit; has length, and the French and American oak used is subtle. A great bargain.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Bright purple-red; the moderately intense bouquet features bonded plummy fruit and oak; there is then a mix of plum and earthy flavours on the medium-bodied palate, finishing with fractionally gritty tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
86

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