2009 Lindemans Shiraz Bin 50

Rating: ½☆☆☆☆

Vintage: 2009
Producer: Lindemans
Variety: Shiraz
Designation: Bin 50
Region: Australia
Sub-region: South Eastern
ABV: 13.5%
Price: $11.50 (BC LDB), $11.50 (EW)

He says: Throw in a few bags of oak chips and some essence of ‘pine tree’. The Aussies are having a laugh. Big tannins, big body, and big “essence de Weyerhaeuser” make this anything but elegant. I would have a hard time identifying this as a Shiraz.

She says: Big baked blackberries and vanilla. Unlike the Yellow Tail, the initial sweetness is countered by the uber dry finish. This may have something to do with bigger tannins however this for me was at least drinkable (but only just).

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med+ ruby with hints of purple
Smells like: Youthful, med int, pine, oak, black fruit, menthol
Tastes like: Dry, med acid, med+ body, med intensity, med+ tannins, med alcohol, oak, black baked fruit, vanilla, med length
Summary: Poor, Ready to drink/drink now

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★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

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★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

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