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 days ago
Lovely glass of this with Comte at 10 Cases on Endell St — 5 days ago
Amongst a selection of top level pinot including Beaune 1er Cru, top level Oregon pinot and a new flagship Tapanappa pinot, this really stood out. Maybe the favourite for a few people at lunch. It’s absolutely cracking and in a good place now, with years of potential ahead but also beautiful drinking today. Fragrant “pinosity” with some weight and depth. Red and blue fruit with savoury characters. Superb. — 3 days ago
Light yet balanced with slight vanilla, lemon orange hints. — 13 days ago
Straw, sulfur. Lemon butter. Citrus. Bright. — 7 days ago
Dusty woody notes with fine tannins long moth feel. Heavier style neb @ 14.5%. Dark fruits and floral notes — 8 days ago
Light butter soft finish. Fab wine to pair with seafood or Asian dishes. Too easy to drink! — 17 hours ago
Lemon Zest with Honey Toast thick and full body with a beautiful texture, I love this wine. — 15 days ago