Maker: Lindemans Wines, Australia
Varietal: Shiraz blend
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz 2005 is a real find in the inexpensive wine arena. You can find it for five or six bucks on sale, but it delivers as much as wines costing a lot more. Its aroma is plummy, and the flavor is cherry with a hint of chocolate. This Shiraz saves the best for last, with a lingering and complex finish that adds some oak and spice to the bon-bon flavor. For the cost of a glass of mediocre wine at a chain restaurant, you can buy a bottle of quite decent Lindemans Shiraz.
The Lindemans website notes,
The 2005 Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz is a multi-region blend, with premium fruit sourced from a range of wine growing regions. Lindemans utilises the diverse topography and climate of Australia’s wine regions to produce complex wines that are of consistently outstanding quality regardless of varying vintage conditions.
We’ve always been partial to inexpensive Australian Shiraz, and this Bin 50 product is no exception – indeed, in the “well under $10” range, it’s one of the better choices.