Lindeman’s Bin Series Padthaway Cabernet/Merlot 1995
Nose: The nose displays attractive, strong, aromatic Cabernet berry fruits with raspberry coulis characters from the Merlot. A slight char is also apparent, creating a very enticing aroma.
Palate: The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot delivers an easy drinking wine, combining the powerful blackberry and dark mint chocolate with elements of coffee and roasted almond. The time spent in oak adds fine grain tannins which aid in the persistent flavours and clean finish.
Serving and cellaring suggestions: While this wine is ready for consumption now, with more robust style food such as roasted meats, game and rich pasta sauces. This easy drinking wine is also great with barbecued steaks and ripe cheeses.
In 1843, Dr. Lindeman planted his first vineyard on his 330-acre property ‘Cawarra’ in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. By cellaring wines and not releasing them for sale until they had properly matured, Dr. Lindeman earned a reputation for producing wine of the highest quality. In 1973, the Lindeman’s Winery at Karadoc was built to cater for the increasing consumer demand for Lindeman’s wines around the world. Lindeman’s Bin 65 Chardonnay was first crafted for the Canadian market and launched in 1985 in response to the popularity of the Lindeman’s style of wines in the northern hemisphere.
Following its success in Canada and the United States, Lindeman’s Bin 65 was ‘brought home’ to Australia in 1991. The winemaking team of nine is spread across Victoria and South Australia. Wayne Falkenberg and his team at the Lindeman’s Karadoc Winery produce wines for the Cawarra, Bin Series and Premier Selection labels, whilst the team based in the Coonawarra produce the Reserve and Coonawarra Trio wines.