Showing posts with label Australian wine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Australian wine. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wine Review: Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine is served on dinner tables across the country with a tradition that predates the founding of the country. Early settlers brought wine vines with them on their travels.  Wine lovers regularly seek to find new varieties of foreign and domestic productions to experiment with. Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 offers an exciting option at a price only your local market can provide.  A true table wine ready to serve for most dinner functions.

Lindeman’s Bin 45 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bright red wine with high viscosity and long legs. In the glass Bin 45 contains current flavors, dark berry, vanilla, spices and oak. A smooth start and higher tannin finish with a reasonable level of acidity. A well balanced wine that retails for under $10. It pairs well with most meat dishes making it versatile for most home uses. 

The growing region of southern Australia has warmer interiors and cooler exteriors. The type of soil in the region has an impact on the taste and texture of the wine. For example, organic soils produce looser clumps, heavier berries, and high performance grapes (Cheng, et. al. 2014). In this case they produced a solid product ready for market production. 

It is hard to find wines that have a solid taste but still not budget busting your hard earned dollars.  Among the variety of wines that I have tasted and reviewed I find the Cabernet Sauvignons to be some of the best wine categories. They generally work well with oak barrels that lessen the tannin levels and raise the vanilla flavor. Bin 45 fulfilled my expectations and is on the “buy again” list. 

Cheng, et. al. (2014). Effects of climatic conditions and soil properties on Cabernet Sauvignon berry growth and anthocyanin profiles. Molecules, 19 (9).  

Monday, September 2, 2013

19 Crimes Wine-Wine with a History

19 Crimes is an Australian red wine that tastes of licorice, fruits, and vanilla. The brand is labeled after the historical development of colonies in Australia. It is a label associated with the experience of being accused and being sent to work camps from England. It is an Australian wine and imported to the U.S. in Napa Valley. The taste is relatively light, fruity by nature, and does not have a large tannin aftertaste. 

The name is interesting in that it represents how Australia started and gives honor to all those who are falsely accused.  There were 19 crimes that could get you sent from England to the Australian work camps that eventually turned into colonies. At this time in history an unfair suspicion could land you in a work camp for decades. Young children barely in their teens were sentenced for life for stealing something as simple as what we might consider candy or being born into the wrong ethnicity. 

The wine name after John Boyle O'Reilly comes with an interesting tale of a person who was sentenced to an Australian work camp because of associations in his Irish youth. Through time he  moved from a worker to someone who overseas other workers. He made friends with a priest and escaped aboard an American whaling ship. He started over in the U.S. and became a speech-maker and writer for a Boston newspaper. 

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