Lindemans Shiraz South Africa 2005
Lindemans is one of the most respected and enduring Australian winemakers, crafting quality wine since 1843. It is a result of these many years of experience that Lindemans winemakers know which is the ideal region to bring out the best from each grape variety. They reserve the finest of this fruit to craft this Reserve Range. To create this full flavored Lindemans Reserve Padthaway Shiraz, the winemakers have blended premium wine from Padthaway, South Australia, a region long recognized as having the perfect climate for producing fine and elegant Shiraz. The result is a wine that truly expresses its grape variety and regional origins, a profound drinking experience that is perfect for every occasion. Overall the 2005 vintage was slightly warmer than usual with good winter rainfall that continued through into the spring. Despite some cold snaps in February, warm and mild conditions lead up to and continued during vintage. The resulting crops were of good to excellent quality producing elegant, well structured Shiraz. This wine was matured for 12 months with American oak. Deep purple with crimson hues. The nose shows aromas of black pepper, mullberry and raspberry with hints of vanillin/chocolate oak. A medium bodied wine, showing generous, sweet mulberry fruit and vanillin oak. The finish has fine tannins and a great length of fruit flavor.
LINDEMANS® wines promise more than the partnering of quality grapes and craftsmanship. Every wine also contains the spirit and passion of our founder - Dr Henry J Lindeman.
I was quite impressed with this Shiraz/Syrah. The last bottle of shiraz I had was an '05 Banrock Station that was just too tannic, but Lindemans is much softer on the palette while still being robust and fruity with a bit of spice to it. Went well, at least I thought it did, with a dinner of grilled lentil patties and sautéed pumpkin and apples with maple syrup. For $5.99 (USD), a good pick, to be sure.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Lindemans Shiraz South Africa
Ripe plum and sweet dark cherry flavors enhanced by vanilla and spice elements.
Many have already begun to enjoy the virtues of Australian Shiraz (nèe Syrah). For a change of pace from the fruit-laden Rosemount bottling or as a perfect introduction to the genre, Lindemans Bin 50 is an ideal choice. The 2001 manages to capture the fruity intensity of the grape while balancing it with moderate oak and tannin. Perfect with anything grilled.
Smooth and round, generous with its plum and berry flavors, finishing with a spicy, slightly pruny note. Drink now.
A bright, expressive aroma of cherry and summer pudding is overlaid by hints of dusty spice and framed by subtle vanilla oak characters. The palate is fruit-driven, with ripe plum and sweet dark cherry alongside elements of cinnamon and spice.
Firm in texture, and fleshy enough to put some padding around the blackberry, pepper and vaguely meaty flavors. Finishes fine. Drink now through 2004.
Lithe, smooth and polished, with pretty blackberry and sweet leather flavors, finishing with a floral note. Drink now through 2008.
Grapey and sappy, with almost candied cherry fruit, this is a young wine made to be consumed young. Try chilling it to give the cherry and chocolate flavors greater focus and quaff it with burgers this summer.
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