20 May Uncorked #10: 2009 Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon
We had two great bottles of wine while in the cities. I reviewed the first bottle last week, and this was the other bottle we had while up there.
This week’s wine is:
Region: South Eastern Australia
On our drive up to the cities, my husband stopped by a small town liquor store to pick up a bottle of wine. He knows I LOVE my Cabernets, and this one was super cheap, so he thought we should give it a try. We finally got to our hotel room, put the baby to bed, ordered some pizza from Pizza Lucé, and crawled in our king sized bed to watch a movie and enjoy this wine. I don’t know about you, but it’s always hard for me to enjoy a glass of wine, drinking it out of those plastic cups found in hotel rooms. However, we both really liked this wine. It was nicely balanced with some full fruit flavors of cherries and currants. It was an easy to drink wine, great for a lazy night after driving all day. The only con to this wine was it sure turned our teeth purple!
Would I buy it again? Yes, but I probably won’t. There was really nothing spectacular about this wine that would make me go out of my way to buy it again. It was great tasting, easy to drink, and very cheap. I just know that I love to try new wines, so the reality of me picking up this wine again is pretty slim…not to mention I hate having purple teeth!
Fun Wine Fact: Cabernet Sauvignon grows almost everywhere. In warmer regions like Australia, you’ll frequently get more ripe fruit flavors upfront. Grapes are picked when higher in fruit and lower in acid, often giving a more approachable wine.
Pairs Well With: Beef, lamb, and goose. It also is a great match for brie, cheddar cheese, and dark chocolate. (Ooops, we had it with pizza!)
What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.
– William Sokolin