Takes me back...certainly not a modern style but this classic Aussie blend still does it for me. As the nose opens it reveals a complex amalgam of stewed berry, leather, pepper and cigar. Big fruity compote on the palate with secondary flavours developing and though unfashionable slight hints of portiness. Great length, oak and tannins integrated with enough acid to hold it in check. Well into its drinking window but should hold for a few more years.
aroas of leather, clove, slight red currant and red fruit - oddly enough - toast, biscuit, violets and cigar box. With time there is an almond top note, touches of mint, vanilla and slight alcoholic warmth. In the mouth it has medium plus acid and alcohol, mint, tea, brambly black fruit to accompany the red fruit, muted black pepper & sweet tobacco that all carry on the long finish. Rather nice and in a great place right now with an excellent balance between primary, secondary and tertiary characteristics.
Lindemans Limestone Ridge is one of those wines you want in your cellar. Less than $50 bucks but put it away and it holds up against $200 bottles. Spice and peppermint nose with smokey plums and berries... a really yummy bouquet with earthy undertones. On tasting she is a big brassy red...not as complex as some and a little unbalanced ...a little jammy and not the suttle smooth finish of some of the Barossa giants, but, for the money, a real favourite of mine.
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