This is my favorite of all time. — 25 days ago
Last bottle of 1998. What’s not to love, sweet Coonawarra Cab in its prime! — 4 months ago
Love It! Tues Dash w/rebate $2.99
— 5 months ago
Nice smooth blend — 7 months ago
Pleasantly surprised by this wine, especially considering the price. Very citrusy with notes of peaches and just a hint of oak. Definitely will drink again — 2 months ago
Great blend with black fruit I can kind of taste the oaky finish — 4 months ago
Surprisingly complex but a pretty smooth finish. Perfect for a summer day and/or accompanied with snacks. Considering the steep discount (only 8.99) this is a hidden gem. — 6 months ago
There was a time in Australian wine history where wines were named after their better-known counterparts. That said, one would expect this "Burgundy" to be Pinot Noir, but no - it's Shiraz.
I guess someone at Lindeman's thought they were stylistically similar wines. The Bin 7600 is a light shiraz sitting on ample oak. On the nose, dried sweet red fruits, cream, leather, menthol. Tannins fully resolved, medium body, insane acidity for a shiraz - I'm certain this is what kept it so fresh. The palate showed more prunes and spice (Chinese five spice), with some evident wood character. The write-up on the label suggest peppery notes, which I didn't really get. Interestingly persistent finish, driven by acidity, though not the most complex.
What an oddball this was, but one worth hunting down (especially the famed 65' "Twin Bins", which I have yet to try). For me, while I didn't exactly enjoy the combination of a light shiraz on oak richness, this was fruitful study.
NB: Drank with BM at Hunter-Gatherer Vintners. A random purchase from Langton's usually isn't a good idea, but this turned out well. The cork was really moist and crumbly, but out came a wine that was as pristine as possible for a 30 yo. A win for me! — 5 months ago
Really enjoyed. Tart. — 6 months ago