Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lindemans Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2006 wine review by (PB)

The picky Pinot Noir grape is trying to make some headway in the land down under. This one is light cranberry/cherry color with a gentle bouquet of grape and strawberry that reminds me more of a Gamay.

The palate is fresh though a bit alcoholic with light flavors. After a half hour of air it is a fairly tasty wine though still out of balance with too much alcohol. The finish is actually nice and fruity. For the $8 I paid it is a drinkable wine and not offensive but as I so fond of writing, with so many other quality wines at value prices available why just settle. Raise a glass if this is on hand but don’t go searching for it.

2 comments:

John said...

This wine pleasantly surprised me. Truly, a young wine, clear red color, but actually better than some more expensive Pinot's I’ve tried. Watch out Oregon.

Derek said...

We reviewed it over at CorkReview.com and came away very unimpressed. "The finish starts clean, but transforms quickly to a slightly harsh anise- vinegar aftertaste. Perhaps something ran afoul with this wine?" Our final rating was 2 out of 5 stars. Check it out CorkReview.com