Lindeman‚Äôs wines contain the spirit and passion of its founder, Dr. Henry J. Lindeman, whose philosophy was to craft wines for everyday enjoyment. In 1843, Dr. Lindeman planted his first vineyard on his 330-acre property ‚ÄòCawarra‚Äô in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. One hundred years later, the Lindeman‚Äôs Wine Company became a public listed company. 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‚Äôs Winery at Karadoc was built to cater for the increasing consumer demand for Lindeman‚Äôs wines around the world. Lindeman‚Äôs Bin 65 Chardonnay was first crafted for the Canadian market and launched in 1985 in response to the popularity of the Lindeman‚Äôs style of wines in the northern hemisphere. Following its success in Canada and the United States, Lindeman‚Äôs Bin 65 was ‚Äòbrought home‚Äô to Australia in 1991. The winemaking team of nine is spread across Victoria and South Australia. Wayne Falkenberg and his team at the Lindeman‚Äôs 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.
Color: A bright crimson red color moving towards plum, with distinct pinkish edges.
Nose: The generous nose is built on a core of ripe, sweet fruits with distinctly savory elements of leaf and spice. Subtle oak characters add depth and complexity to an otherwise fruit driven nose.
Palate: A medium bodied palate is defined by abundantly ripe plum fruit, a touch of earth and trademark Merlot spice. Lindeman’s Merlot Bin 40 is smooth and supple, very much in the keeping with the modern style of Merlot. Silky smooth tannins provide structure, aided by the slightest hint of oak on the finish.