we got it and how much it cost.
Our Local Costco for 4.99
Where is this
According to the bottle South
Eastern Australia I could not find anything more specific then
that even on the Lindeman’s web site.
Impression of Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay, 2005
First thought come on
wake up! How can the
Australians make such an exceptional Chardonnay, ship it all the
way to the
, pay tariffs for import and still keep a price where a retailer
can sell fewer than five bucks?
Other then Barefoot Chardonnay I have yet to find
anything close from the US under five bucks or under six for
This Chardonnay was also clearly made
with the intention of exporting to the
catering to the
with enough Oak to have that distinctive oak character that many
Americans think is a “Chardonnay taste”.
This wine has a lot going on at this price point great
flavors like cedar and spice and oak in the back ground with
lots of citrus up front and in the aroma.
You will never be displeased with this wine if you want a
Flavors are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?
Aromas are mostly tropical
fruit, citrus and fig. Dominant
flavors are pear, citrus and honey up front with cedar, spice
and oak in the finish. Like
I said a
going on for five bucks.
foods will this wine go well with?
Typical matches for an acid
and oaky chardonnay like Salad, Chicken and Seafood.
My craving when I was having a glass and writing this
review was chicken breast pounded thin and marinated in white
wine, garlic and ginger then grilled over mesquite coals.
Add a spinach salad (with real crumbled bacon) at the
beginning, throw on a side of grilled vegetables with the
chicken and some nice roasted red skin potatoes and you have
something real special and a perfect match.
Grapes are In Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay, 2005?
100% Chardonnay according
to tasting notes on the Lindeman’s web site.
I keep it In My Wine Rack, If So How Much?
Sure I will keep a bottle or
two from time to time but won’t stock up on it.
Why not despite my rating of Highest Recommendation?
Well for one this wine is not meant to age at all it is
peaking now in early 2006 and won’t get any better.
Next, it is so easy to find if I want a bottle I can
leave the house hit any local market, grab one and be home in
less then fifteen minutes. Last
having consumed this wine regularly for a decade I can tell you
the quality is so consistent year to year that I know when the
2006 comes out it will be just as good.
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
Anyone who likes a nice oaky
chardonnay, while it is from
this is a classic American style chardonnay.
At the price point one would be hard pressed to do
better. With as easy as this wine is to find in any store
the biggest reason to keep some around is that if you have a
guest that enjoys Chardonnay they are going to love this one.
Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?
the Wine Makers Tasting Notes: "Lindemans
wines promise more than the partnering of quality grapes and
craftsmanship. Every wine also contains the spirit and passion
of our founder, Henry J Lindeman.
Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay
is internationally recognized as one of the best value-for-money
wines available throughout the world. Renowned for consistency
and quality, this is achieved by Lindemans' firm adherence to
the style formula and sourcing of the best parcels of fruit each
vintage, from a wide array of premium growing areas throughout
the southern states of Australia.
The generous flavors and
contemporary, easy-drinking style of Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay
combines easily with food and most social occasions to deliver
maximum enjoyment from the first glass to the last".
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